We’ll be running the ‘Reading List of of the Week’ campaign throughout 2016 to highlight some of our favourite Reading Lists. We will be showcasing reading lists ranging from interesting and topical content, to those who really showcase the features or use the system in an interesting way. If you’d like to nominate lists from your institution, please get in touch by email or send us links on Twitter @Talis using the hashtag #ReadingListoftheWeek – we look forward to seeing them!
The first Reading List of the week is Hospitality and Tourism Facilities Management 316 (semester one) from University College Birmingham taught by Dr Tim Eggins and Simon Turner.
One of the key features of this list is that all of the module information is on the reading list. This entire list is extremely detailed, turning the reading list into a central repository for all course information, perhaps encouraging student engagement. The module guidelines and recommendations are very clear as each part of the overview is split up into sections with the notes, sections and page features on the reading list interface. This list has had 1100 page views, 667 total clicks and 17 annotations of reading intentions of notes taken since it was created 6 months ago.
The module programme is then divided by week, with an additional description of what the focus of teaching will be. This allows the students to track to course week by week, ensuring that they know what they are required to read before each week.
The list is divided into sections by week, each has a description on the focus of teaching that week. Each item also has recommended reading within the book, e.g. chapter 5, encouraging more engagement with the items from students.
What do you think of this list? Let us know in the comments and tell us what you think makes a great list!
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