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9 Sources of Free eBooks for MOOC Teachers and Students - moocnewsandreviews.com

9 Sources of Free eBooks for MOOC Teachers and Students - moocnewsandreviews.com | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Instructors need to accommodate their students’ need for high-quality content. Free ebooks will round out a MOOC student’s online learning experience. (@MOOCNewsReviews great to see this up!

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Cynthia Tait's curator insight, May 17, 2013 5:08 PM

MOOC sources - for those who are interested.

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MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies - "Massive Open Online Courses"

MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies - "Massive Open Online Courses" | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

By Nancy Bellafante:

The Chronicle’s recent article on plagiarism accusations in Coursera courses kicked off my exploration into MOOCs and the role librarians can play. A recent RUSA post on Chasing Reference points to the lack of research assignments in MOOCs and the need for embedded librarians. Even though students enrolled in a MOOC do not typically have access to the parent institution’s fee-based library resources, information literacy and research skills can still be taught and are an important component in courses that ask students to explore complex issues and social problems. Simply providing students with a reading list is not going to teach them to be savvy information consumers who can effectively find authoritative information and critically evaluate sources. So, what’s our first step?

Librarians should  join a  MOOC.

 

Read more: http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/technologies/tag/edx/

 

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 24, 2012 4:37 AM

Free online classes the future of education > with a direct impact on librarians!