We’re coming to the end of our Engage Event. It’s been a great couple of days. To finish off the day, we’re talking about building online collections. Below are some salient points from our discussions.
Which writers do we want?
- The Brontës
- Modernist poets reading their own poems
- Renaissance writers
How will you use the Great Writers Inspire website?
- Several people want to build their own collections, reusing content from GWI
- The podcasts are good for modelling analytical and critical skills – teachers will show them to their students
- An undergraduate teacher intends to embed GWI content on their virtual learning environment – ‘blackboard’
- One lecturer will get her undergraduates to make small websites, modelled on (and reusing) GWI content
- The ‘Shakespeare fingerprint analyses’ (e.g. visual representations of who is speaking when) are particularly popular – GWI hopes to offer other literary concordances
Suggested changes to the Great Writers Inspire website…
- It would be good to have an open learning space in which other (non-Oxford) teachers and academics can freely contribute
- Add some learning pathways – give students some online finding tasks or suggested research questions
- People would like to see contextual material on GWI – paintings, for example