In this episode I am joined by Matt East to talk all things ebooks, digital reading, student literacy skills, co-creation and just a little bit about AI (sorry)! Matt shares his collaborative research about Active Online Reading and how he sees this shaping the way in which we maximise the use of ebook material as well as how we support students to make the most of tools to support effective digital reading.
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Matt East is senior product manager at Perlego, a learning platform providing over 1 million textbook and non fiction titles on an unlimited access model to learners, researchers and Universities. Matt has worked across higher education for over 10 years, crossing SU President, senior learning technologist, university governor, and in the edtech space, education lead and product manager roles. His academic research focusses on digital reading practice and social annotation. Matt is a Principal Fellow of Advance HE.
- Active Reading Online blog post: https://makingdigitalhistory.co.uk/read/active-online-reading/
- Impact report published by Perlego: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/perlego.com_what-if-educators-were-liberated-to-teach-activity-7059123672468320256-E5Ix/
- National Literacy Trust report on ‘Improving the literacy skills of disadvantaged teenage boys through the use of technology’: https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/improving-literacy-skills-disadvantaged-teenage-boys-through-use-technology/
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