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ALCTS webinar: Let’s Get Ready to MOOC: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

Tags: webinar | 2013
When: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

 

ALCTS webinar: Let’s Get Ready to MOOC: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

 

Description:  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.

 

The webinar series will conclude on December 11, 2013 with a presentation by Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. Are MOOCs here to stay, or are they a flash in the pan? The MOOC movement is still in its infancy. Jonathan will let us know whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.

 

Who should attend? Librarians, library administrators, and library educators interested in supporting and enhancing libraries’ preparation of and participation in MOOCs.

 

Presenter: Jonathan Grudin is a principal researcher at Microsoft and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington Information School. Prior to joining Microsoft’s Collaboration and Educational Technology group in 1998, he was professor of information and computer science at the University of California, Irvine. He worked on designing and assessing streaming media prototype systems for several years, then shifted to focus on enterprise adoption (or lack thereof) of new communication technologies – blogs, wikis, social networking sites, and others.

 

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Single Webinar Registration Fees:  Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43

Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series

 

For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/121113

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.