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

Putting the Joy Back into Reading

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).

When it comes to reading…

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…

An update on the Active Online Reading Project

​​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

Supporting disabled students during Covid – a student-led research project

In the summer, I supported two students from the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln, Joanne Copson and Heather Groves, to complete a research project on the impact of the pandemic on disabled students’ experiences, with a particular focus on online learning. They have written this blog post to summarise theirContinue reading Supporting disabled students during Covid – a student-led research project