Case study 7: Teaching and learning in an online reading group
In August 2004, an online reading group was established, initially as a pilot scheme, to provide a learning environment for NAGTY members. The conversations taking place among the students on their general discussion forum about the novels they were reading prompted the decision to set up an online group devoted to reading and discussing literature, where the students could engage with academics working in the field. Dr Sarah Dauncey, an academic specialising in English literature, convened this group, directed the content of the forum and analysed its progress in quarterly reports. She worked alongside another academic tutor who helped moderate and facilitate discussions.