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MOOCing at the Public Library

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While much has been written about the role of academic libraries in supporting massive open online courses (MOOCs), the inclusion of MOOCs in a public library setting is largely unexplored territory.
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Find out here how public libraries can provide free online courses for their library patrons particularly adult learners here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/12/public-services/moocing-at-the-public-library/

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News: The Hyperlinked Library MOOC Fall 2013 Announced

News: The Hyperlinked Library MOOC Fall 2013 Announced | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

In an effort to share insight regarding some of the latest trends in the information profession with individuals from across the globe, the San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) will be offering a massive open online course (MOOC) in the fall.


The open online course will bring individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions together in an interactive online learning environment. SJSU SLIS award-winning instructors will spearhead this professional development opportunity. The MOOC is available to the public for free, and anyone can register. MOOC students will not receive college credit.


The information school’s first open online course, the Hyperlinked Library MOOC, will begin September 3, 2013, and it explores how libraries are using emerging technologies to serve their communities.


The term “Hyperlinked Library” describes how our connected world is transforming 21stCentury libraries into participatory, playful, and user-centered spaces while upholding traditional values. It encompasses both physical and virtual space, as well as many types of libraries.

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Individuals interested in registering for the Hyperlinked Library MOOC are encouraged to immediately sign up for the course. An interest list is currently being formed, and the first 400 individuals to sign up will have priority registration.
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I signed up for this. I hope it is good. It is a fascinating topic that is relevant to all libraries.

Adam Fullerton's comment, May 18, 2013 8:21 PM
I signed up for it. Its a very interesting topic so it should be good.
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For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity

For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

A lot of the discussion about massive open online courses (MOOCs) has revolved around students and professors. What role can academic librarians play in the phenomenon, and what extra responsibilities do MOOCs create for them?

 

Some of the many jobs librarians could be called on to do in support of MOOCs: library personnel might need to negotiate with publishers over course materials, help make fair-use decisions, track down public-domain images, provide digital production services, set up teaching spaces and equipment, and/or provide TAs with extra support, especially when the lead professor is also very busy with on-campus courses.

 

Working on MOOCs can be a great way to heighten instructors’ awareness about open access and the licensing of course materials. Jennifer Dorner, the the head of instruction and user services at the University of California at Berkeley says: “This is a real opportunity to educate faculty about the need for owning the rights to their content and making it accessible to other people; this is a really good place for us to educate them about open source and push them in that direction.”

 

Read more here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/for-libraries-moocs-bring-uncertainty-and-opportunity/43111

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Registration Now Open: David Lankes Will Be Instructor for New Librarianship University’s iSchool

Registration Now Open: David Lankes Will Be Instructor for New Librarianship University’s iSchool | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) has opened registration for its second massive open online course (MOOC), the New Librarianship Master Class.  The MOOC will examine librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created through conversation.

 

Lankes’ book, The Atlas of New Librarianship, will serve as the text for the course, which will feature Lankes and three other iSchool faculty members (Jill Hurst-Wahl, Megan Oakleaf and Jian Qin) as instructors and moderators. MIT Press will provide participants in the course with a 20% discount on the book.

 

The course is available for free online, and begins on July 8. Participation in the course can also lead to Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for an additional fee, or graduate academic credit with additional work and tuition.

 

To register for the MOOC, visit the New Librarian Master Class web page.

 

More on the first MOOC here:  http://www.infodocket.com/2013/06/11/registration-now-open-david-lankes-will-be-instructor-for-new-librarianship-master-class-2nd-mooc-from-syracuse-universitys-ischool/

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The course is available for free online, and begins on July 8. Participation in the course can also lead to Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for an additional fee, or graduate academic credit with additional work and tuition.  Register now.

 

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Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries

Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

What is the role of public and academic libraries in supporting MOOCs (maasive open online courses), or why would MOOCs need libraries?  

 

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.

 

One important role has to do with librarians helping faculty ensure the materials they use to create their MOOC presentations and readings are not going to get them or their institutions into trouble as far as copyright content is concerned.

 

Then there's another potential role for libraries to curate and preserve the user-generated content—student work—that is created during a MOOC.

The Library as Content Creator has received considerable attention in the OCLC symposium aside from the possibility of libraries offering MOOCs on research skills, such as how to navigate databases and recognize seminal articles.

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