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ALCTS Webinar Series on MOOCs Begins September 25th - Register Now!

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country.  It seems everyone is talking (or writing) about MOOCs  (see the March 2013 issue of Physics Today (page 26), “Will MOOCs Destroy Academia” in Communications of the ACM (http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2012/11/156587-will-moocs-destroy-academia/fulltext) and “Learning in MOOC Years” in the Vanderbilt Magazine http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/05/learning-in-mooc-years/

To help librarians meet the challenges of the MOOC “movement,” ALCTS is offering a series of four webinars with presentations by Mike Eisenberg, dean emeritus and profession, University of Washington Information School, Steven Bell, associate university librarian for Research & Instructional Services at Temple University, Kevin L. Smith, director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University Libraries, and Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. 

Webinars will be held on September 25, October 9, November 6, and December 11, 2013.  Sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. Central (2:00 p.m. Eastern), and are 60 minutes in length.  Attend the live webinar or watch the recording on your own time.  All registrants will receive a link to the recording shortly following the presentation.

If you haven’t already signed up, we invite you to do so.  Prices are extremely reasonable, starting at $43 for an ALCTS member for an individual session, $138 for all four sessions.  Group rates are also available.  For additional details and registration information, please see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/moocs

Need more information?  Contact Julie Reese, jreese@ala.org, the ALCTS CE Manager.  She'll be glad to help you find a learning experience suited to your interest.