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ALCTS Webinar: Using Third-Party MOOCs on Campus

Tags: webinar | 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS Webinar: Using Third-Party MOOCs on Campus

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


All webinar sessions are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.


This webinar will cover new research on the opportunities and challenges associated with using third-party MOOCs in campus-based courses. In collaboration with the University System of Maryland, Ithaka S+R worked with faculty members at six campuses to try incorporating MOOCs in more than a dozen courses. The presenters will share findings from these tests:

  • what was the implementation process and what challenges arose?

  • what was the experience like for instructors?

  • what was the student response?

  • what impacts did we detect on student learning?


This series of webinars features librarians and scholars from public and academic libraries reporting on the latest research about MOOCs and offering practical information on creating and presenting MOOCs.  It will appeal to librarians in academic, public, and special libraries.  Presenters will discuss the role libraries play in the development of MOOCs and share information that will enable attendees to familiarize themselves with the steps involved in developing a MOOC. Learn more about the Libraries and MOOCs webinar series, both upcoming sessions and those held in 2013 (recordings are available).

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.


Rebecca Griffith leads the program in Online Learning for Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit organization that provides research and advisory services to help academic, cultural, and publishing communities transition to the digital environment. Previously, Rebecca launched and led ITHAKA’s Strategic Services practice, now part of Ithaka S+R, that helped online education initiatives deepen their understanding of their audiences and develop sustainable business plans. In addition, she co-authored reports on sustainability of digital projects, the role of publishing in universities, and uses of open source software in higher education. Rebecca was a founding member of Aluka, a nonprofit initiative to develop online primary resources from and about Africa for research and teaching. The Aluka collections are now available through JSTOR.

Earlier in her career, Rebecca worked as a management consultant for Monitor Company in its Hong Kong and London offices and in product management and strategic planning with technology firms. Rebecca has an MBA from MIT and a BA from Princeton University in East Asian studies.



Fee ($USD)




Series of 4

ALCTS Member (individual)



Nonmember (individual)



International (individual)



Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.


Member group



Nonmember group



All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


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 jreese@ala.org.


*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*