Because you could never “cover” every fact and figure from the time period in a survey course, these types of courses are ripe for rethinking and reframing how to shift our learning goals from coverage to understanding.

In the context of helping audiences dig through digitized archives and collections, this quote suggests that digital literacy courses can provide an effective approach for reframing learning goals and helping students acquire the skills they need to succeed in the digital age. 

One question that could be raised would be: how do we, as educators, re-teach ourselves understanding rather than coverage so that we are able to accurately implement the strategy in our own classrooms?

Something to critique or something that may require further evaluation might be: coverage is still important in history classrooms. While the digital age makes coverage of an array of topics much more difficult, it can aid in helping students weed out misinformation because they will be equipped with basic ideas from each time period.