Presented by: Orna Farrell
This paper describes an ongoing initiative to enhance learner digital literacies by fostering historical thinking using digitized primary sources called “The History Lab” https://thehistorylabblog.wordpress.com/ (an OER) The initiative has created a set of learning materials which will support the use of online primary sources and enhance the learner experience.
The learning materials are comprised of:
An interactive guide to online primary sources
An accompanying social bookmarking web page- Tumblr
Online video tutorials which scaffold learners when finding, evaluating and using online primary sources
I am Programme Chair of the BA Humanities at DCU Connected. I am involved in research in online learning, eportfolios, critical thinking and digital historical skills.