Reading online in Design – findings from a student-led workshop

In this post, Hannah Morley and Linh Dao, two of our student researchers from the School of Design at Sheffield Hallam University, share the results of a series of workshops that they ran with their peers this academic year. Goals Our involvement in the Active Online Reading project prompted us to try to understand theContinue reading Reading online in Design – findings from a student-led workshop

Social Annotation and Student Learning

In this post, the final in a series of three that survey literature on online reading, Rachel Bartley (UCL) offers an overview of pedagogic research into the use of social annotation in higher education. You can read the first and second parts of the literature review here and here. In negotiating the advantages and challengesContinue reading Social Annotation and Student Learning

Comparing Digital and Print Academic Reading

In this post, the second in a series of three that survey literature on online reading, Rachel Bartley (UCL) addresses the issue of print vs. digital reading. You can read the first part of the literature review here. Digital devices’ place at the centre of academic research and students’ academic engagement is now largely accepted,Continue reading Comparing Digital and Print Academic Reading

Reading online: the double-edged sword

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

What we have learned so far from the Active Online Reading surveys

In this blog post, Matt East (Talis Education) shares some initial findings from the Active Online Reading project’s international surveys of staff and students. A key strand of the Active Online Reading project has involved surveying staff and students on their experiences of online reading, both in terms of their personal practice and, in theContinue reading What we have learned so far from the Active Online Reading surveys