In the next post as part of the Active Online Reading project, Anna Rich-Abad (staff profile here), Assistant Professor in Medieval History, University of Nottingham, offers her perspective on the challenges of reading (and searching online). I miss the “good old times” when research was done on physical documents and books; visits to libraries andContinue reading Reading online: the double-edged sword
The Post-Pandemic Pedagogy project, which I’ve been working on with Marcus Collins (Loughborough), Aimee Merrydew (Keele) and others for the past year (funded by the EMC, History UK and the RHS), involved a survey of History staff and students at UK universities. We asked them about their experiences and perceptions of teaching and learning duringContinue reading Post-pandemic reading
In this blog post, Anna Wray, one of our student researchers from the University of Nottingham outlines her experiences and practices of digital reading. She tells us how books helped her to improve her posture while reading digitally and has some useful tips (and tools) about focusing when studying online. History, put quite simply, requiresContinue reading The benefits and challenges of reading online – a student perspective
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
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!