Funded Projects

The Digitally Ready project at the University of Reading has micro-funded and worked very closely with the initiatives below that are still ongoing and will be completed by the end of the summer 2013.

Completed projects
E-books use by Pharmacy students: overcoming barriers
Erika Delbecque, University of Reading Library
Erika’s postsPrezi: results of the project
Case Study: E-books use by Pharmacy students

Blogging for Teaching and Learning
Alastair Culham, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading

Interactive sculptures
Kate Allen, Department of Art; Nic Hollinworth, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading
Kate’s posts
Case study: Interactive Sculpture

Flipped classroom approaches
David Nutt, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading
David’s post
Case study – Flipped Classroom

Podcasts
Tim Lees, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading
Case study: Podcasts for Maths

Recording of lectures
Matthew Nicholls, Department of Classics, University of Reading
Matthew’s post
Case Study: Recording of lectures

Embedding global employability skills for the Biosciences
Tee Nadan, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading
Tee’s posts

Students’ and employers’ global employability perspectives
Katerina Lazidou, Student, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading
Katerina’s posts

Developing a Blended Learning Framework for the Biosciences
Kim Watson, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading

Student engagement via OSCAR (the online student community in Art)
Christine Ellison and students, Department of Art, University of Reading
Post
RAISE (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) conference presentation
Case Study: Online Studio Community at Reading

Online Chat for Students created by Students
Milan Radosavljevic and Students, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading
Construction Chat website)
Case study: Construction Chat – Milan Radosavljevic

Use of Voting systems in the classroom
Simon Burke and Andi Nygaard, Department of Economics, University of Reading
Post

In progress
New Academic Practice Programme

Nina Brooke and Claire McCullagh, Centre for Quality Support and Development, University of Reading
Post

Online Training for Graduate Students
Emma Minns, The Graduate School, University of Reading
Case Study: Online Training for Graduate Students

Blackboard placement support site and wiki
Cindy Becker and Simon Hyslop (student), Department of English Literature, University of Reading
Simon’s post

Student led portfolio blogs
Gerry Leonidas and Rob Banham, Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading
Case Study: Developing a blog-based platform for students to document work in professional assignments

Students and technology_uses and attitudes
Clare Furneaux, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Reading
Interim Report July 2013 Undergraduates and Technology: uses and attitudes

Videos for student recruitment
James Stazicker, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) projects

Student communications and the transition into Higher Education
Richard Sandford, Student Learning and Teaching Services
Jodie Hitch, student, UROP
Project Report: UROP Student Communications and the Transition to Higher Education

Digital Literacy employability and placements in School of Human and Environmental Science
Sally Lloyd-Evans, Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Daniel Mitchell, student, UROP.
Daniel’s post

Supporting students wellbeing development of information material
Alicia Pena Bizama, Counselling and Wellbeing, Student Services
Katie Bartlett, student, UROP