History – that must be a lot of reading!

In this week’s final post from one of the Active Online Reading project’s student researchers, Stefan Szablewski, who is studying History at the University of Nottingham, shares his reflections on his own reading practices – digital and otherwise. ‘Oh, History’ the reply invariably goes, before a furrowing of the brow. ‘That must be a lotContinue reading History – that must be a lot of reading!

Pandemic Pedagogy – Beyond essays and exams: changing the rules of the assessment game

This post is part of History UK’s Pandemic Pedagogy project. For more about the initiative, follow HUK’s blog and Twitter feed. Assessment, carrots and sticks ‘Assessment is an integral part of instruction, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met.’ (Edutopia, 2008) The centrality of assessment to learning in higherContinue reading Pandemic Pedagogy – Beyond essays and exams: changing the rules of the assessment game

Student-authored training resources published

We’ve just published a number of student-produced Xerte objects on a variety of essay-writing skills at the following pages. Check them out – the students have done a great job! Proofreading your essay: https://makingdigitalhistory.co.uk/secondary-sources/essay-writing/proofreading/ Using apostrophes: https://makingdigitalhistory.co.uk/secondary-sources/essay-writing/apostrophes/ Style guide for History at University of Lincoln (including bibliographies, footnotes, grammar and presentation): https://makingdigitalhistory.co.uk/resources/online-style-guide-for-history-students-at-lincoln/