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HYeLN - Reading Lists 2.0
Time to ditch the reading list?
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23 May 2011
This cloudspace will support the workshop 'Time to ditch the reading list?' taking place at the Higher York eLearning Network Conference, June 6th 2011.
This discussion workshop will ask participants to consider the role reading lists play as part of a module supported by technology. In particular, with the proliferation of online resources, we will ask whether prescriptive, reference-based reading lists reflect the needs of students in the digital information age.
All notes from session contributors, links to references and slides are now available below. Also: please do share your experiences using non-traditional reading lists.
After a brief overview of reading list stakeholders and possible resource types we discussed "What makes a 'good' reading list?"
Then we looked at why bibliographic reading lists of books and journals (paid for by institutions) does not tally up with what we expect students will do post-degree when asked to conduct research (informal or formal) by their employer. We also looked at a small scale survey highlighting problems with reading list engagement. We discussed "What could you do if you weren't allowed to use bibliographic reference-based reading lists?"
Taking on board the content of this workshop and the ideas proposed by the workshop participants, what are your thoughts to the two questions above? Will you try ideas? If not, why? If so, please do report back your experience here.
20:34 on 5 June 2011 (Edited 21:43 on 6 June 2011)