Making Digital History was funded by the Higher Education Academy as part of their Digital Literacy in the Disciplines scheme. The project was designed to improve students’ digital literacy by engaging them actively in creating digital learning objects in partnership with staff and fellow students. These activities were embedded in the curriculum in several modules at different levels during the academic year 2013-14. Students used the learning design tool Xerte, an Open Educational Resource (OER), to create online learning objects to engage a variety of audiences with history.
On this page we have uploaded links to all proposals, reports and presentations relating to the HEA-funded Making Digital History project.
Xerte objects and support materials
- Gallery of Making Digital History Xerte objects on Pinterest:
- Student-produced Xerte objects
- Xerte gallery (a list of Xerte objects created by staff at the University of Lincoln)
- Xerte guidance and FAQ (support materials developed for our students)
- Handout on using primary sources in Xerte (by Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, University of Lincoln)
- ‘Postcard from Lincoln’ training workshop handout (by Sue Watling, University of Lincoln)
- Criteria setting out Xerte page types that students can use and purposes (by Jamie Wood, University of Lincoln)
- Guidelines on working collaboratively in Xerte
- Guidelines on submitting Xerte objects for assessment
Project documentation and reporting
- Making Digital History project proposal (May 2013)
- Making Digital History final project report (June 2014)
- Presentation at Neo-Classicism in the HE Classroom at Roehampton University (Jamie Wood, June 2013) and blog post.
- Presentation at Leeds International Medieval Congress 2013 (Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, July 2013)
- Presentation to History Forum meeting at University of London (Jamie Wood, September 2013) – blog post here
- Case study submitted to the Higher Education Academy’s Flexible pedagogies: preparing for the future (Jamie Wood, Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Erin Bell, Joanna Huntington, Kate Hill, January 2014)
- Slides on Xerte and Accessibility (Sue Watling, April 2014)
- Digital Literacy: Building Learning Communities in the Humanities, Liverpool (Antonella Luizzo Scorpo, April 2014)
- Making Medieval History digitally at the University of Lincoln (J. Wood and A. Liuzzo Scorpo), in L. Thomas, ed., Compendium of effective practice in directed independent learning (York: Higher Education Academy, 2015), pp. 68-72).
- Ecstasi project : Using technology to encourage creativity in the assessment process (M. Kutar, M. Griffiths, and J. Wood, Ecstasi project: Using technology to encourage creativity in the assessment process (UK Academy for Information Systems Oxford, 2015)).
- Students as Producers of DIgital History: Using Xerte at the University of Lincoln (A. Codling, D. Ranyard, K. Pinny, A. Liuzzo Scorpo, J. Wood), Xerte Conference 2016, University of Nottingham. Recording of presentation available here:
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