Social Annotation and Student Learning

In this post, the final in a series of three that survey literature on online reading, Rachel Bartley (UCL) offers an overview of pedagogic research into the use of social annotation in higher education. You can read the first and second parts of the literature review here and here. In negotiating the advantages and challengesContinue reading Social Annotation and Student Learning

Confidence is key: Building students’ academic reading literacies through collaborative annotation

In this guest post, Aimee Merrydew, a Curriculum Developer at Keele University, shares her experiences and reflections on teaching using a collaborative annotation approach in the School of English there. We hope that you enjoy the post! I spend a lot of my time helping students to understand the differences between reading texts for funContinue reading Confidence is key: Building students’ academic reading literacies through collaborative annotation

What we have learned so far from the Active Online Reading surveys

In this blog post, Matt East (Talis Education) shares some initial findings from the Active Online Reading project’s international surveys of staff and students. A key strand of the Active Online Reading project has involved surveying staff and students on their experiences of online reading, both in terms of their personal practice and, in theContinue reading What we have learned so far from the Active Online Reading surveys

The Purpose and Practice of Academic Reading

This post is the first in a series of three reviewing the literature on academic reading by Rachel Bartley (UCL, Active Online Reading project student researcher). In reviewing the literature on student reading practices in higher education we begin with a post that examines the basic core of academic reading. In pursuing more effective strategiesContinue reading The Purpose and Practice of Academic Reading

In the news(letter) – Reading History Online

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