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

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!

What I’ve learnt from reading about reading (so far)

The next in our series of student researcher reflections on reading is from Rachel Bartley (UCL). Rachel shares her thoughts on how her own reading practices and preferences relate to what she’s learnt from conducting a literature review of reading (online and in print). Reading the literature about reading best-practice, annotation and technology for thisContinue reading What I’ve learnt from reading about reading (so far)

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).

The Keyword Conundrum: How We Read Primary Sources

In addition to student reflections on their reading practices (see here for our first one), academic members of the Active Online Reading project are sharing insights into various aspects of their own reading pedagogies and practices. Dr Jon Chandler (UCL) is the first to offer his thoughts – on the reading of primary sources. ItContinue reading The Keyword Conundrum: How We Read Primary Sources