Yesterday, we presented some interim findings from our student survey in a poster at a Unesco Inclusive Policy Lab event, Education and Digital Skills: A Conversation Event. You can see the poster here: You can also download the poster as a pdf here. We’ll be writing a longer blog post early next week with moreContinue reading Some interim findings of the Active Online Reading student survey
In this post, one of our student researchers, Samantha Sharman (Lincoln), offers a short summary of a recent article by Naomi S. Baron on digital technologies, especially reading online, can sometimes undermine learning. Baron’s article provides an interesting insight into the science behind how we learn, and the difference in knowledge retention when using digitalContinue reading Undermining Learning: The Potential Dangers of Digital Reading
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
The next in our series of posts on student practices and experiences of reading is from Linh Dao and Hannah Morley, MA students in Design at Sheffield Hallam University. Surrounded by Design, designers are increasingly challenged to question design solutions by futurizing and speculating practices; an integral part of the design and research process (Tonkinwise,Continue reading Reading in Design – a student perspective
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!