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

Accessibility and online reading: a student perspective

In the next in the series of Active Online Reading posts from our student researchers, Lee Bowditch, second year undergraduate studying for a BSc in Business & Management Undergrad at Salford Business School, shares his thoughts on his own experiences of online reading at university. When I was asked to be a part of theContinue reading Accessibility and online reading: a student perspective

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

The benefits and challenges of reading online – a student perspective

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