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!
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
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)
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
In the summer, I published a short piece with Times Higher Education, entitled ‘Putting the joy back into reading’ in which I outline some of the challenges and opportunities of online reading practices and technologies. It offers something of a background for the Active Online Reading project. You can read the piece here (no paywall).