The Higher Education Academy (HEA) are holding a series of events at Universities around the UK entitled ‘Changing the Learning Landscape‘. These sessions aim to “explore practical, innovative uses of digital technologies in learning and teaching” and are perfect for practitioners wanting to develop their knowledge, skills and practice around digital literacies and related topics.
The full list of upcoming sessions:
- Digital literacy – London School of Economics – 7 May
- Challenges of ‘residency’ on the web – Plymouth College of Art – 19 May
- Online assessment and feedback: Ensuring effective use of technology and innovate practice – University of Derby – 10 June
- Flexible and seamless learning – University of Hertfordshire – 11 June
- Simulations, virtual worlds and augmented reality – University of Bradford – 18 June (Currently being developed)
My book review of Pears and Shields 8th edition of Cite Them Right has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy. The journal is open access which means that all articles within it are published free at the point of use online. Definitions, explanations and guidelines on open access publishing can be found on the Budapest Open Access Initiative website.
In my review I approach the book with learning and teaching at the forefront of my mind. I discuss the authors’ approach to updating and modernising the Harvard referencing style, including their new approach to digital resources, such as e-books and e-journal articles. The impacts on those who assess referencing in student work is also discussed.
I would value comments and feedback on the review from anyone interested in the learning and teaching of referencing.