Recent changes

Just a quick update to tell you about the recent changes we’ve made to eMargin.

 Firstly, we’ve added a ‘Show only my annotations’ button so you can quickly hide everything other than the annotations or comments that you have written.

 Secondly, in the texts and on pages where your texts are listed, you’ll see a little notification circle telling you if there have been any updates to the text since you last viewed it.

We’re always taking suggestions for new features and if you’d like to add yours then either use our feedback form or comment on this post.

eMargin on Tour

This week we’ve presented eMargin at two Higher Education Academy (HEA) events, as we continue our dissemination programme and attract new users across disciplines. The first event was the 8th Annual HEA Conference at the University of Manchester, from July 3-4. You can download a PDF version of our eMargin poster from the conference below.

eMargin Poster

The second event was an HEA workshop hosted by the University of Leicester on July 5. This workshop reported on the findings of the #tagginganna project carried out by the Leicester team, which examined the social annotation of texts online to support seminar discussions at university.

We had already worked with Leicester on a pilot project, testing an early version of eMargin in English seminars there. Feedback from Leicester students was of great benefit to us in designing the full version of eMargin and in securing JISC funding, so we were very pleased to be invited back to talk about the latest developments in our project and to hear more about their work. Our presentation from the workshop is available on SlideShare. You can also read more about the event on the Leicester Peer – 2.0 – Peer Learning Enhancement blog.

Both events were invaluable in helping us to consider different perspectives on e-learning in general and on social annotation in particular, and on the features which may be useful in other disciplines. Expect further developments to eMargin in the coming months!