History UK plenary meeting, London

A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual History UK plenary meeting at the Institute of Historical Research in London. Representatives from subscribing history departments in the UK were invited to attend. After the business meeting, there were two presentations about the relationship between the collection of data and the student experience in HistoryContinue reading History UK plenary meeting, London

Digital Literacies in the Disciplines project blogs

Quick note that all of the other projects which are part of the HEA funded Digital Literacies in the Disciplines programme have blogs, which are accessible here: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/digital-literacies Check it out if you’re interested in how Xerte is being used by colleagues at other institutions and in other disciplines (from Biological Sciences, Psychology, Teacher Education,Continue reading Digital Literacies in the Disciplines project blogs

Xerte workshops completed

We (Antonella, I and the student ambassadors) just completed training over 100 first year students on our East meets West module in the use of Xerte. They will be using the tool in group projects for source analysis assignments. It was an effort to run the workshops and there were various technical challenges (PC failure,Continue reading Xerte workshops completed

Teaching and Learning presentations at Lincoln

The Making Digital History project is funding three speakers to come to the University of Lincoln this autumn to talk about their experiences of using online technologies to teach students in History and other Humanities disciplines. We hope that these talks will generate further discussions around the use of technology to teach History and we’llContinue reading Teaching and Learning presentations at Lincoln

Scoop.it! …is Making Digital History…

Scoop.it! is an online platform that allows you to create virtual ‘magazines.’ That is, it allows you to collate a bunch of different websites online and draw them together onto a centralized, stylish webpage on the Scoop.it! platform – and they call this a ‘magazine’. You’re not so much a writer or a publisher onContinue reading Scoop.it! …is Making Digital History…