Posts tagged Oonagh Monaghan

This newly-produced Articulate tutorial is about refining your research strategy; uniquely based on a student house-hunting expedition. This idea was devised by the Psychology, Sports and Education Subject Librarian, Oonagh Monaghan. We hope you like it.

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Steampunkery in the Library! Between 1pm and 3pm as part of Welcome Week students can try on Steampunk costumes; top hat, bowler, pith helmet, corsets, waistcoats, braces,  lace and frippery etc. on the ground floor of the library. Join us next to the new display case on the ground floor. Our model is Oonagh Monaghan, the Academic Subject Librarian for Psychology, Sport & Education captured earlier in the week on her way to work. By sheer coincidence, Lincoln hosts Europe’s largest gathering celebrating Steampunk culture, an annual event collectively known as ‘The Asylum’.

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MOOCs are all the rage; everyone is talking about them inside and outside of higher education. The best part is that anyone with Internet access can learn about anything on offer for free. It is no exaggeration that they are transforming education.  Having recently completed the 30 postgraduate credit Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age (TELEDA) course at the University led by self-proclaimed ‘digital soapbox’ Sue Watling, an activity which made me think a lot deeper about online learning, I am aware that it is still getting me to reflect upon distance education even after the course has finished. Indeed, distance learning enabled me to carry out the course in my spare time and even when I didn’t have any time but managed to pull something together!

First introduced in 2008, a massive open online course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web, which can include traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets. Some MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants. To this end, I have raided Oonagh Monaghan’s EDEU: TELEDA libguide so you can watch an overview of MOOCs.