How can we make learning as accessible as possible without reducing its effectiveness?

June 20, 2023 Robert O'Toole 0

The question “should I routinely record my lectures?” is a badly posed proxy for the much more important challenge of accessibility. Lectures are most often messy mixtures of different types of learning activity, each of which is better done (for accessibility and effectiveness) in different formats, media and modes. In this article we consider how to describe and choose different types of activity, and when to record or not.

Screenshot of the map if women's suffrage Omeka site by Tara Morton

2003 Summer Term Week 4

May 30, 2023 Robert O'Toole 0

This week we had DAHL Shorts presentations on Omeka S (a web publishing, content management, and database application built specifically for digital humanities) and Gale Digital Scholar Lab (a sophisticated toolset for using digital archives of scanned texts). In the VR Club we ran a successful experiment with a new workflow for creating augmented reality exhibitions.

Image of a manuscript

Omeka S – a brief introduction

May 16, 2023 Robert O'Toole 0

This article was written by James Tripp of the IDG Technology for Research team at Warwick. It provides an overview of the Omeka S platform (available to Warwick researchers) for creating and managing online collection web sites. The team are able to provide advice on Omeka S and many other DH tools and techniques, and can help academics to design and implement funded projects.

2023 Summer Term Week 3

May 16, 2023 Robert O'Toole 0

Sessions on visualising data online, digital humanities theory, 3D art and sense of place in VR, and an update to Wordpress adding the Zotpress plugin to link to Zotero.

Reflecting on your achievements – a systematic and structured approach

May 9, 2023 Robert O'Toole 0

Studies of successful and unsuccessful practioners in many fields show that reflecting on achievements is essential. Often after achieving a goal, or just completing a project without being sure of success, people understandably want to have a break, move on to the next thing. So many opportunities are lost in that way: opportunities to learn, improve, try something different, innovate. Lost! This need not be the case. If we follow these simple methods we can ensure that we get the most out of what we do – just as successful practitioners do all the time.