Some interim findings of the Active Online Reading student survey

Yesterday, we presented some interim findings from our student survey in a poster at a Unesco Inclusive Policy Lab event, Education and Digital Skills: A Conversation Event. You can see the poster here: You can also download the poster as a pdf here. We’ll be writing a longer blog post early next week with moreContinue reading Some interim findings of the Active Online Reading student survey

Undermining Learning: The Potential Dangers of Digital Reading

In this post, one of our student researchers, Samantha Sharman (Lincoln), offers a short summary of a recent article by Naomi S. Baron on digital technologies, especially reading online, can sometimes undermine learning. Baron’s article provides an interesting insight into the science behind how we learn, and the difference in knowledge retention when using digitalContinue reading Undermining Learning: The Potential Dangers of Digital Reading

Reading in Design – a student perspective

The next in our series of posts on student practices and experiences of reading is from Linh Dao and Hannah Morley, MA students in Design at Sheffield Hallam University. Surrounded by Design, designers are increasingly challenged to question design solutions by futurizing and speculating practices; an integral part of the design and research process (Tonkinwise,Continue reading Reading in Design – a student perspective

What I’ve learnt from reading about reading (so far)

The next in our series of student researcher reflections on reading is from Rachel Bartley (UCL). Rachel shares her thoughts on how her own reading practices and preferences relate to what she’s learnt from conducting a literature review of reading (online and in print). Reading the literature about reading best-practice, annotation and technology for thisContinue reading What I’ve learnt from reading about reading (so far)

Paper published: Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills

Members of the Active Online Reading project team recently published a short paper on their use of social annotation to develop students’ reading skills. Jamie Wood, Matt East and Hope Williard published the chapter, ‘Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills’ in the volume Designing Courses with Digital Technologies: Insights from Higher Education, edited byContinue reading Paper published: Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills