I just wrote a short article on online reading in History for the Royal Historical Society Newsletter (November 2021). In it, I outline my approach to getting students reading sources online and discuss how the pandemic has encouraged historians to further develop their (already considerable) skills in teaching students to read productively. Here’s the firstContinue reading In the news(letter) – Reading History Online
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
In the summer, I published a short piece with Times Higher Education, entitled ‘Putting the joy back into reading’ in which I outline some of the challenges and opportunities of online reading practices and technologies. It offers something of a background for the Active Online Reading project. You can read the piece here (no paywall).
This week’s Active Online Reading post from one of our student researchers is from Annabelle Mansell a 3rd year Classical Studies student at the University of Lincoln. In the post, Annabelle outlines her strategies (and technologies) for productive reading. When it comes to reading novels, my approach has always been to settle down in aContinue reading When it comes to reading…
Students’ reading practices have transformed over the past 20 years, with the increasing digitisation of resources, the emergence and then ubiquity of virtual learning environments, and the widespread use of mobile devices. The pandemic has accelerated such developments, with the rapid roll-out of online and blended learning. Yet we know strikingly little about how studentsContinue reading An update on the Active Online Reading Project