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…

T&L project launched

Earlier in September, I took a (long) trip down to Brighton for a meeting at the University of Sussex about a collaborative project called T&L (tagging and learning): Developing digital literacy through social bookmarking between Sussex, Hertfordshire and Lincoln on the use of social bookmarking in Humanities teaching. The project team, Carolyn Pegg, from Hertfordshire,Continue reading T&L project launched

Presenting at 15th Teaching History in HE conference

Last week, I gave a couple of presentations at the Higher Education Academy’s Teaching History in Higher Education conference in Senate House in the University of London. Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the first day of the conference, but managed to see some very interesting presentations. Highlights for me included those by TimContinue reading Presenting at 15th Teaching History in HE conference