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MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian (slides)

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Abtract from the talk:  "Sheila Webber will start by briefly outlining some general characteristics of MOOCs and her own experience with them. She will go on to identify types of MOOC and the implications for MOOC pedagogy. As part of this discussion she will note some findings from an investigation into the value of learning analytics for MOOC educators (undertaken by Naomi Colhoun at Sheffield University in summer 2014). In the final part of her presentation she will reflect on the various roles that have been, or could be, adopted by librarians."

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The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students

The New York Public Library Opens Doors to Coursera Students | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
APRIL 30— The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today a partnership with Coursera, one of the leading providers of free online education, to support their curriculum of online courses through their Learning Hubs program. Several branches will provide users with weekly in-person class discussions with trained facilitators, in addition to internet and wi-fi access.
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We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:48 PM

We have been approached to include our MOOC on the French Revolution into this project. A very exciting initiative.

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The MOOC Syllabus Blues: Strategies for MOOCs and Syllabus Materials by Kyle K. Courtney :: SSRN

The MOOC Syllabus Blues: Strategies for MOOCs and Syllabus Materials by Kyle K. Courtney :: SSRN | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
For this article I focus on strategies to deal with the copyright and access problems associated with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) syllabus materials, an
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The corridor of uncertainty: Libraries and MOOCs - the missing link?

The corridor of uncertainty: Libraries and MOOCs - the missing link? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

That's where libraries come in according to an article on OEDb, Librarians: Your Most Valuable MOOC Supporters. Libraries provide study guidance and information retrieval tuition for campus courses so why not for MOOCs? The article urges librarians to get involved in the MOOC debate by trying them out for themselves and finding ways of supporting MOOC students with trustworthy study guides and literature lists. Many MOOCs that are already on offer have not integrated library services into the package and librarians at MOOC-universities need to get involved in course design from the beginning.

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Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries

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There are multiple potential roles for libraries in the MOOC development, support, assessment, and preservation process, some of which have been more fully explored than others in the few months since Coursera and EdX began rolling out offerings.

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Librarians and the Era of the MOOC

Librarians and the Era of the MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The New York Times dubbed 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” and it has since become one of the hottest topics in education. Time magazine said that free MOOCs open the door to the “Ivy League for the Masses.” Two of the world’s leading MOOCs, Coursera and Udacity, earned venture capital in the amounts of $22 million and $15 million, respectively. Educators, politicians, and yes, librarians, are taking note of this disruptive educational technology trend, and the future it holds for the training for our future scientists, doctors, nurses, engineers, and others entering STEM fields. I remember back my library school days, how librarians were fearing and struggling to redefine their role in “search” in the Age of Google, and now, they face another challenge, finding their role aiding professors and students in the Era of the MOOC.

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The O in MOOC | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

The O in MOOC | Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

By Kevin Smith, J.D. On April 11, 2013

 

I am generally a poor speller, but even I understand that there are two Os in MOOC.  So for added clarity, let me state up front that this post will focus on the first O — the one that stands for “open.”  But I want to get to the discussion about that O in a slightly round about (pun intended) way.


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Universities shed books, lecture halls

Universities shed books, lecture halls | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Digital disruption has required quick and massive change at universities, according to Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne.
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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » A New Polemic: Libraries, MOOCs, and the Pedagogical Landscape

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » A New Polemic: Libraries, MOOCs, and the Pedagogical Landscape | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

In Brief: The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has emerged in the past few years as the poster child of the online higher education revolution.  Lauded and derided, MOOCs (depending on who you ask) represent the democratization of education on a global scale, an overblown trend, or the beginning of the end of the traditional academic institution. MOOCs have gained so much critical traction because they have succeeded in unmooring educational exchanges and setting them adrift in the sea of the internet.  Although the MOOC is a new and evolving platform, it has already upended facets of education in which librarians are heavily invested including intellectual property, digital preservation, and information delivery and curricular support models. Consequently, to examine the MOOC as a microcosm is also to explore how the scope of academic librarianship is changing and will continue to change. Librarians and information professionals—who serve as bibliographers, purchasing managers, access advocates, copyright and preservation experts, and digital pioneers on many campuses—are uniquely situated to mediate this disruption and to use this opportunity to develop strategies for navigating an environment in flux.

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Librarians: Your Most Valuable MOOC Supporters - OEDB.org

Librarians: Your Most Valuable MOOC Supporters - OEDB.org | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it
Librarians are a major part of universities, but they're almost entirely missing from the MOOC conversation. That's a big mistake.

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MOOCs & Librarians - MOOCing for knowledge

MOOCs & Librarians - MOOCing for knowledge | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The massive open online course (MOOC) is a relatively recent educational innovation. Topically, MOOCs have covered emerging educational theories and formats, and emerging educational technologies. These topics are of interest to academic librarians, and the open/online aspect makes the MOOC a convenient avenue for professional development.

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Lori Reed | The Hyperlinked Library MOOC

Lori Reed | The Hyperlinked Library MOOC | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

The Hyperlinked Library MOOC will examine various participatory theories of library service, the impact of emerging technologies on libraries, and the growing focus on a creation/curation culture. Students will explore the definition of participatory service, some key trends that impact the Hyperlinked Library model, and examine what the shift means for libraries and information work in today’s digital information age.


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MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?

MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge? | Massively MOOC | Scoop.it

OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries presented thoughtful and provocative presentations about how libraries are already getting involved with MOOCs. In-person and remote attendees learned from the pioneers how library content and services can be represented in these new learning environments, and about opportunities for new discussions with partners in supporting learning.


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