Reading Innovation Technology Showcase - Michaelmas term 2022

What is it?

Since the introduction of the Kindle, there has been much innovation in devices and interfaces for digital reading.

This showcase of the devices from the recently established Reading and Writing Innovation Lab at the Centre for Teaching and Learning will give you an overview of what is happening in this space and give you a chance to get some hands-on time with:

  1. Different types of e-readers (including the reMarkable)
  2. Different tablet form factors (including iPad Pro and Kindle Fire)
  3. Apps for reading and managing digital reading
  4. Touch interfaces for annotation and note taking (including different types of styluses and digital pens)
  5. Digital highlighters and hand-held scanners for reading printed materials
  6. Mac and Windows applications for reading and managing the reading workflow

Attendees will also have the chance to book one-on-one or small group consultations for the weeks following the showcase for more in-depth exploration.

The event will start with a 30-minute presentation on Technology and Academic Reading Productivity, but visitors are welcome to arrive at any time during the event.

Who is it for?

This event is open to anyone at Oxford who is interested in improving their digital reading. It will be ideal for people deciding whether to purchase a device or recommend one for others.

It will be of particular interest to:

  • Academics
  • Tutors
  • Researchers
  • Librarians
  • Students
  • Disability advisors


Please register to receive updates about the event and let the organisers know to expect you. You can also just 'walk-in' to the event if you wish.

Where and when will it be held?

Date Tuesday 22 November 2022


  • Introductory presentation: 12.30-1pm
  • Hands on: 1-3.30pm
Venue Manor Road Building, Common Room (1st floor), Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ