Starting Off

First lecture was in two parts and two locations. Initially a lecture which gave an overview of the module programme, this included a run through of the clearly laid out and relatively easy to use blackboard platform.  Assessment criteria of the module and the timeframe for delivery of individual tasks was detailed. Following on from this a step by step guide to the creation and customisation of a blog using

At this point a break was taken, students wandered off to find their computer labs, where the second hour of scheduled class time was held.

Four tasks were to be completed, the creation and customisation of a blog, addition of a first blog entry (post), the insertion of a digital photograph and finally the embedding of a video. Once completed, the blog was to be published and link provided to it from blackboard, allowing the tutors’ to review and students to view and follow.

Selected image for blog header is a photo of reconstructed crannog taken in the National Heritage Park .  The video, embedded below, shows a mesolithic settlement reconstruction undertaken  by UCD experimental archaeology students and staff.


About Barry O'Brien

Landscape Architect, gardener, allotment holder and community worker.
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