Category Archives: Researching Online

Digital Victorians

Paul Ward, Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield, outlines an imaginative new course – Digital Victorians - introducing second-year students to online technologies and learning in the real world and the digital world but also enabling Paul and his co-teachers to enhance their own digital skills. Please share your experience of developing … Continue Reading ››

Researching and Re-telling the Past: Blogging about Disability History

Providing an innovative, research-focused approach to nineteenth-century disability studies, undergraduate history students at Swansea University combine the use of archival resources with blogging to publicly disseminate their work. Here, Professor David Turner reflects on the multiple teaching and learning approaches to ‘Researching and Re-telling the Past’. By Prof. David Turner (Swansea University) Researching and Re-telling the Past … Continue Reading ››

Online learning helps students prepare for postgraduate research

Listen here to Cleo Chalk and John England talk about how online research and blogging for the Writing Lives website on working-class autobiography inspired them to go on to postgraduate study. (Scroll down to the second video - 3.45 mins). Cleo has started a fully-funded PhD on contemporary dystopian fiction at Lancaster University … Continue Reading ››

A Blogging Handbook

This is the Prison Voices Handbook, designed by Helen Rogers and student mentors as a 'go-to-guide' for students on the online research module Prison Voices: Crime, conviction and confession, 1700-1900, a second-year-undergraduate module in English at Liverpool John Moores University. Click Handbook for Prison Voices FINAL … Continue Reading ››

Researching Online: Tracking down one of Britain’s youngest transportees

The research process when planning your Prison Voices post can, unsurprisingly, feel like a very daunting task. However, the best piece of advice I can offer up is that taking the idea that fascinates and inspires you the most will always lead to the highest quality of work. The story which peaked my interest and captured … Continue Reading ››