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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

Reading in Design – a student perspective

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

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!

Analysing student reading practices through observation of social annotation

In this post, Catherine Bostock, one of our student researchers from the University of Lincoln, shares plans for her research project, which will involve testing the applicability of the findings of a recent article to a set of (anonymised) data on student annotation practices using the Talis Elevate tool. For my element of the researchContinue reading Analysing student reading practices through observation of social annotation

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)