Monthly Archives: February 2013

Changing the Learning Landscape at Reading

Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell has been hosting his fourth series of talks to staff here at Reading, inviting one of the University’s senior managers to provide a short update on their area of responsibility at each event following his own … Continue reading

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Pharmacy students and e-books: an update

In my September blog post, ‘E-books and students: an uneasy relationship?’, I introduced my study into e-books usage by Pharmacy students, funded by Digitally Ready. The project is now well underway. An online survey on the usage and awareness of e-books, … Continue reading

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Academic publishing and interviewing: first steps

I took my first steps into the world of academic writing and publishing last week when my supervisor informed me that we are going to submit my work on the Modular Training for Industry project in an appropriate journal. I … Continue reading

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Digital Digest: Spotlight on video

We are delighted to bring you the second issue of Digital Digest, our collaborative newsletter on all things digital happening around the University. Mobile video and YouTube are increasingly part of our day-to-day lives, and open up new ways of … Continue reading

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Making sense: digital modelling and flipped classroom

‘Use of technologies in Teaching & Learning’ proved a hot topic for over 40 staff here at Reading who joined us for another session in our popular Teaching & Learning Showcase series, to hear from three colleagues who are employing … Continue reading

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Moving forward through video feedback

Ever since Neil Morris’ research seminar in November on ‘Making technology-enhanced learning work for staff and students in Higher Education’, his name has been cropping up again and again in my conversations with staff here at Reading. At the time … Continue reading

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Interactive sculptures: Squishy circuits

  Digitally Ready is supporting Sensory Objects, a three-year AHRC-funded research project which explores the potential of newly developed easy-to-use electronics in making the experience of members of the user-group more vital and meaningful when accessing heritage sites. The project consists of … Continue reading

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Students like live lectures … and online ones as backup

The University of Reading is part of a JISC-funded project considering museum ethics, display design and object-based research, Object-based Learning for Higher Education (OBL4HE). As part of the project, Rebecca Reynolds, Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies at Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), has … Continue reading

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