TEI and the Learning Process

I found my reading on TEI very interesting. As I’ve said on this blog before, my prior knowledge of web-based sources did not include anything pertaining to their creative machinery. Therefore, it was fascinating, and also very comforting, to see that one of the fundamental goals when creating the guidelines for TEI was that of exploiting the text for the intellectual benefit of the user (reader) and of the creator (Digital Humanist/ author). It is, once again, “good to know” that the presentation of a text does not solely have to do with aesthetics, but lends itself to thorough textual analysis, manipulating structure in order to bring the most essential aspects of a text to the fore.