Paper published: Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills

Members of the Active Online Reading project team recently published a short paper on their use of social annotation to develop students’ reading skills. Jamie Wood, Matt East and Hope Williard published the chapter, ‘Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills’ in the volume Designing Courses with Digital Technologies: Insights from Higher Education, edited byContinue reading Paper published: Social annotation to support students’ online reading skills

An update on the Active Online Reading Project

​​Students’ reading practices have transformed over the past 20 years, with the increasing digitisation of resources, the emergence and then ubiquity of virtual learning environments, and the widespread use of mobile devices. The pandemic has accelerated such developments, with the rapid roll-out of online and blended learning. Yet we know strikingly little about how studentsContinue reading An update on the Active Online Reading Project

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

Supporting disabled students during Covid – a student-led research project

In the summer, I supported two students from the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln, Joanne Copson and Heather Groves, to complete a research project on the impact of the pandemic on disabled students’ experiences, with a particular focus on online learning. They have written this blog post to summarise theirContinue reading Supporting disabled students during Covid – a student-led research project

Launching the Active Online Reading project surveys

We are pleased to launch the Active Online Reading project student and staff surveys. These surveys are designed to find out more about how students read online for their studies and to identify effective pedagogies to support them in doing so. You can find out more about the project and the resources we are developingContinue reading Launching the Active Online Reading project surveys