Website of the week archive - 2006
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- Book of the Month- December 18, 2006
Glasgow University Library Special Collections Department has a festive Book of the Month: a small Book of Hours produced in the Netherlands about 1460 portraying scenes from the Christmas story.
- Alan Liu's Romantic Chronology- December 4, 2006
Alan Liu's Romantic Chronology provides a fascinating example of ways in which contextual material and information can be organised through a themed website.
- Scholarship of Teaching: What's the problem? - November 20, 2006
Scholarship of Teaching: What's the problem? - In this online journal article Randy Bass, a professor of American Studies at Georgetown university - USA, presents his view of what 'scholarship of teaching' actually means.
- Scots Language Centre - November 6, 2006
The Scots Language Centre site contains lots of
interesting information about Scots. You can read about the history of Scots and find out about the people that speak it today. Almost everything on the site is available in English too!
- JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service - October 30, 2006
JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service provides generic advice and guidance on all aspects of plagiarism prevention and detection to institutions, academics and students.
- ICT Guides - October 23 , 2006
ICT Guides - Information and Communications Technology for Arts and Humanities Researchers - This website helps arts and humanities researchers gain the skills they need by describing research methods that use ICT, and by providing links to training and tools.
- NAtional Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) - October 16 , 2006
The NAtional Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) website provides a wealth of information. Although you will need to be a member to access all the resources on this site, a number of areas are usefully available to non-members. These include a growing directory of Creative Writing programmes in HE.
- Lexicons of Early Modern English - September 30, 2006
Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a new database from Ian Lancashire at the University of Toronto. Users can look up words in 156 dictionaries and other lexical works from early modern England.
- Geoffrey Chaucer: The Electronic Canterbury Tales - September 18 , 2006
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Electronic Canterbury Tales - This website is a comprehensive guide to online texts, commentary, and resources for both teachers and students of Geoffrey Chaucer.
- Modern American Poetry - September 11, 2006
Modern American Poetry - is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern American poetry. A number of course descriptions/reading lists etc are available in the Syllabi area. Worth a look.
- The e-book library - August 21, 2006
The e-Book library at the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia, contains over 2100 publicly-accessible digital texts and images including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and much more. Many can be downloaded or linked to for educational use.
- The Reader - August 14, 2006
The Reader is a literary magazine bringing books to life with recommendations and reviews of great literature from real readers.
- BBC Accessibility Website - August 7, 2006
My Web My Way - “Do you need help in making the web easier to use? This BBC website explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you”
- Intute: Arts and Humanities - July 24, 2006
Welcome to 'intute : arts and humanities' a refurbished JISC service from the Resource Discovery Network that combines the former Humbul and Artifact internet resource databases into one powerful new one.The service is free and provides access to the most useful web resources for research and education, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. It also offers a browseable database of resource reviews, email alerting, and online tutorials.
- Writing in the Disciplines Project - July 17, 2006
The Writing in the Disciplines Project (which is based at Queen Mary, University of London) develops materials and discussion relating to writing as a medium of learning - rather than simply as a medium of assessment. The project spans a range of disciplines, but includes thought-provoking material in the English and Humanities domain (Select 'Subject Resource bank').
- Old English Literature - A Hypertext coursepack - July 10 , 2006
Developed as part of an English Subject Centre project this simple-to-use online coursepack for Old English brings together some of the main 'set texts' in Old English used by UK universities. Each text has a running gloss with links to further notes, translations, images, explanatory articles, reading lists and discussion forums.
- Survey of Reading Habits - July 03, 2006
- This National Literacy Strategy Trust report presents the findings of a survey of children and young people's reading habits. It considers the differences related to gender and whether or not pupils were receiving free school meals. It found that boys who receive free school meals seem to be at a double disadvantage in terms of their engagement in reading.
- Crime culture - June 26, 2006
Crimeculture is an impressive web site dedicated to the academic study of crime in literature, film and popular culture. The site contains 8 sections including articles, an extensive bibliography, reading lists and an interesting section looking at different course designs within the genre. Well worth a look!
- Internet Detective - June 19 , 2006
Back on the case the Internet Detective is a free online tutorial designed to help students develop the critical thinking required for their Internet research. The tutorial is split into 5 sections and takes about an hour to complete. Colleagues who were using the previous version with their students will be pleased to see this timely update
- Mark Phillipson - May 29, 2006
Mark Phillipson teaching online - is a collection of course websites from an assistant English professor at Bowdoin college in Maine. Many of the courses involve class weblogs and wiki-based student authoring. "Students keep pushing for more interactivity, often in ways I hadn't thought of yet", he comments. Take a moment to explore this site and be inspired!
- wwwtools for education - May 22, 2006
wwwtools for education is a website which is designed to keep you informed and to save valuable time in tracking down information and resources on the World Wide Web. Each article is on a particular topic or issue related to Web-based teaching and learning. The articles take a skilled researcher between 10 and 20 hours to research and prepare.
- Cyberspace, Hypertext and Critical Theory Web - May 15, 2006
The Cyberspace, Hypertext and Critical Theory Web is an extensive collection of interlinked materials across many academic disciplines, which consider the implications of digital technology. Cyberspace deals primarily with the virtual interactions made possible by networked computer systems, while critical theory analyses how these interactions effect communication, discourse and the development of ideas.
- Time Management Resource - May 8, 2006
JISC Infonet have recently launched a useful Time Management Resource. The resource is designed to help users, whatever their roles, manage their time more effectively. It covers a wide range of subjects including using planning software, managing meetings, organising emails, and backing up information. The guide contains a lot of common sense tips, as well as downloadable templates etc. Well worth a look!
- Teaching English - May 1, 2006
Teaching English is the British Council's teaching site. Don't run away with the idea that this is simply about TEFL. (And in any case teaching English as a second language has always been a great source of teaching ideas.) There are many areas of this site worth exploring.
- Transliteracies Project - April 24, 2006
The Transliteracies Project - Established in 2005, the Transliteracies group includes scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and engineering in the University of California system. The project has established working groups to study online reading from different perspectives; bring those groups into conjunction behind a shared technology development initiative; publish research and demonstration software; and train graduate students working at the intersections of the humanistic, social, and technological disciplines.
- JORUM - April 10, 2006
JORUM is a free national collection of learning materials that is now live and available to all UK further and higher education institutions. The service is brand new and a key focus is to build a 'community for sharing' - As a Jorum user you are able to search, browse, preview, download, review, reuse and repurpose the learning materials within it. Your institution or project must register to use the service!
- Scribbling Women - March 27, 2006
The Scribbling Women website provides access to a collection of audio dramatisations of plays and stories by leading American women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with associated teaching materials. Resources include: biographies of the authors, summaries of their historical and literary contexts, suggestions for further reading, and lesson plans.
- Internet Grammar - March 20, 2006
The freely available Internet Grammar is primarily aimed at university undergraduates with a good command of English but little knowledge of grammar. It contains a comprehensive online grammar with searchable index and glossary as well as a range of exercises.
- Introduction to Modern Literary theory - March 13, 2006
Introduction to Modern Literary Theory aims to introduce undergraduates to key terms and ideas of major literary theories. The theories are described briefly and further references are given to secondary readings and links to relevant sites.
- ELGG Learning landscape
- February 27, 2006
ELGG learning landscape is a hybrid of weblogging, ePortfolios and social networking software. The idea is that this combination of features will provide an engaging environment for learners to create their own learning space and then connect to others, forming online communities of learning. Follow the link to ELGG resource to read more!
- The European Library Webservice - February 20, 2006
The European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals - both digital and non-digital) of the 43 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced.
- The Moving Image Gateway - February 13, 2006
The Moving Image Gateway is produced by the British Universities Film & Video Council. It is a guide to moving image and sound resources on the web. The websites listed either provide guides to recommended moving image and sound resources, or deliver moving image and sound content suitable for educational use.
- Humanities Ejournals - February 6, 2006
Humanities Ejournals - There are a growing number of online, freely available, peer-reviewed electronic journals for a wide range of humanities subjects. This page from Humbul brings together over 100 freely available, peer-reviewed ejournals in the Humanities.
- Shakespeare Retold - January 30, 2006
The BBC's Shakespeare Interactive service enables you to view a scene and examine it from four different angles. There are opportunities to play with Shakespeare's language and deconstruct his texts. The site represents a fantastic example of the use of cutting edge multimedia for teaching.
- Charles Dickens page - January 23, 2006
David Purdue's Charles Dickens page is a well-presented website, giving useful and up-to-dates links to all kinds of Dickens related resources, including excerpts from the works and Dickens in the news.
- Walter Scott Digital Archive - January 16, 2006
The Walter Scott Digital Archive is an Edinburgh University Library online resource designed around the extensive Corson Collection of Walter Scott material held in Special Collections. The producers hope that in time this website will become the main source of information on the life and work of Sir Walter Scott on the web.