“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Activities for the Reading Experience Database

UK Reading Experience Database (RED) is an open-access database housed at The Open University and containing over 30,000 easily searchable records documenting the history of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945. The OU have produced some great looking (open-access) tutorial activities to work with the database:

  1. History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past

  2. History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past

  3. History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts – a case study of Robinson Crusoe

  4. History of reading tutorial 3: Famous writers and their reading - Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee

When I am immortal, I will do all of the OU courses from start to finish...

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