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Event Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

MOOCs have been launched with some of the biggest providers and online learning platforms (edX, Coursera, Udemy, etc). Many libraries have joined these consortia, but others have created MOOCs and opportunities for library engagement with MOOCs on their own. Come and discuss the “realities” of libraries and MOOCs – the time, tech, effort, and outcomes - from the perspective of all types of libraries.

Event Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Librarians who want to share what they have learned about supporting or participating in MOOCs at their institutions and librarians who are interested in learning about these efforts are all welcome to participate in this discussion group.

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Discussion Some useful looking MOOC support articles and ideas

by Daniel Cornwall on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 08:20 am

I'm currently enrolled in Michael Stephen's Hyperlinked Library MOOC. Some students are having a lively discussion titled Idea: Instead of a book club, how about a MOOC club? I thought the post and comments might jumpstart a discussion here.

The Library Support for MOOCs ACRL Discussion Group provides librarians with an opportunity to share information about how libraries are supporting the provision of MOOCs created by their campuses.

As more and more academic institutions offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), librarians are interested in exploring their roles in this new teaching environment. In discussion lists and blogs, at conferences and meetings, librarians have discussed both the challenges and the opportunities that MOOCs provide and the implications of MOOCs as they relate to intellectual property, fair use, licensing, instructional support for instructors and courses, open source content, and supporting students’ acquisition of research and information literacy skills. 

The rapid evolution in this area prevents many librarians from keeping abreast of developments on their own. This Discussion Group allows librarians participating in the support and provision of MOOCs to share strategies and resources and also provides an opportunity for networking that could result in collaborations. For librarians not yet involved in MOOCs, the Discussion Group can be a tool for keeping current on the issues.

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