5/30 – Here a MOOC, there a MOOC

Day 5 of #blogjune and it feels like I’ve stalled already.  What on earth am I going to blog about today?  In hindsight, I should have noted down all of the ideas I had on Monday afternoon for moments just like this. Anyhoo, I think I’ll go with the main thing I’ve been doing today…

PD opps for tertiary librarians #2

Having had a wonderful response of additional items from my Twitter PLN (Thanks Sarah Gallagher and Sally Pewhairangi) here is part 2 of professional development opportunities for tertiary librarians: SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING MODULES: Learning 2.0 Modules – a compendium of learning modules provided by San Jose State University students under the guidance of Dr Michael Stephens. …

PD opps for tertiary librarians

In a project I’m presently working on, one of the tasks allocated to me was to discover what professional development opportunities are available to tertiary librarians located in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Below is a list I’ve compiled for teaching librarians.  Where possible, I have tried to source opportunities that are open access (free).  If you…

Te Reo Whakahoahoa #3

What I enjoy about our te reo Māori lectures is the style of learning used.  Our ‘classroom’ isn’t the typical lecture theatre you might expect.  It is a large room, with chairs in a semi-circle (no desks), lots of open space, a whiteboard at one end, and a guitar nearby.  Our lecturer will use the…

Praise, design, barriers and the glass escalator

Over the summer break I had a fantastic conversation with a stranger on a bus; a Uni student on her way back to Wellington.  We talked about many things: her studies, my work, our friends and family, overseas trips we’d taken etc.  She shared that once her studies were completed, she would need to establish…