The History Lab: Promoting Digital Historical Research Skills

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” (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

Presenter Biography:

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.