Inaugural action: Reading Lessons – From Papyrus to ChatGPT

On 20th March, I delivered my inaugural lecture at the University of Lincoln. I can’t say that I was massively looking forward to it, but in the end I really enjoyed it. The Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies organises, records and shares the lectures on their website (see here for the full list). You canContinue reading Inaugural action: Reading Lessons – From Papyrus to ChatGPT

Recent publication – Reading Online during Lockdown: Insights from History and Heritage

Matt East, Leah Warriner-Wood and myself have recently had a chapter published in the edited book Agile Learning Environments amid Disruption, edited by Golam Jamil and Dawn A Morley. In it, we reflect on the approach that was adopted to teaching students to read primary sources through annotation across three iterations of a research-led undergraduateContinue reading Recent publication – Reading Online during Lockdown: Insights from History and Heritage

New publication: Reading through the pandemic

Graham Barrett, Jon Fitzgibbons, Michele Vescovi and myself recently had an article published in the IMPact e-journal of Higher Education Research, which is published by the University of Lincoln. In it, we reflected on our experiences of teaching students digital reading (and other!) skills during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can read the full paper here:Continue reading New publication: Reading through the pandemic

“Doing History” with Talis Elevate

My colleague, Dr Robert Portass, has recently published a case study with Talis on his use of Elevate to support the development of students’ skills in the analysis of secondary sources. He used the tool in an innovative way to deliver an assessment that required students to engage with historians’ writings in a critical way.Continue reading “Doing History” with Talis Elevate

New Publication: Promoting Active Engagement with Text-Based Resources in Large First-Year Modules in History

Getting students actively engaging with reading in large classes can be challenging and was doubly so during pandemic lockdowns. This new publication from the Active Online Reading project outlines some of the ways that colleagues teaching large first year courses at UCL and the University of Lincoln sought to address these challenges. Abstract: In largeContinue reading New Publication: Promoting Active Engagement with Text-Based Resources in Large First-Year Modules in History