The problem we face with digital reading

I think it’s safe to say, we’ve probably all experienced the challenges around getting students to read in our academic environments, but has this been made worse since the pandemic? There’s a lot of assumptions in this area but little validation it seems.

At a recent SEDA workshop looking into transitions into Higher Education, I posed a number of questions to the audience around the perception of digital reading practice. As part of the work we’re doing in this space as part of or QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project ‘Active Online Reading’,  looking into students’ digital reading practice, we are seeking to better understand the problems students face, the barriers to academic reading, and the solutions that our students and academic community have used to overcome these barriers.

Below is a summary of the community’s contributions to this problem space.

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SEDA on LinkedIn

The SEDA online forum mailgroup shares a range of experiences and information on a regular basis.

This week, topics have included the Guardian’s Higher Education Network article oninnovation in education,  a discussion on pedagogy and technologies related to lecture capture, and a call for participation in the eLearning 2.0 conference on ‘The Paradigm Shift: Refocusing on the Student’. Continue reading