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The MOOChing Librarian ARLD Day 2013


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Session presented at a conference of the Academic and Research Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association. …

Session presented at a conference of the Academic and Research Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association.

What is a MOOC, what is it like to take one, why are they important, and what do they have to do with libraries? This session will provide answers to these questions and give attendees a closer look through the presenter’s experience as a participant in seven different courses in 2012.

Participants will be better prepared to discuss and make use of the opportunities and challenges these new learning communities present to our institutions. Come learn about the different kinds of MOOCs, how they can be used to learn new skills, how they implement and share open educational materials, and other topics to engage your colleagues and campus community in conversations about their future.

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  • 1. The MOOChing LibrarianUsing Massive Online Open Courses forProfessional Development and CampusAdvocacyKent GerberBethel UniversityARLD DayApril 26, 2013
  • 2. Why We Should CareMOOCs very nicely bringtogether all the strands thatare in the public discourseabout the broken universitybusiness model...and theextent to which MOOCs area genuine disruptivetechnologyJim Michalko, OCLC Research MOOCs andLibraries[9:45]
  • 3. Trends RepresentedOpen Education and ResourcesStephen BellPublic Access to Education and KnowledgeBarbara Fister
  • 4. Some Important ConversationsMarch 18-19 2013
  • 5. How Should Libraries Respond?1. Get the library involved2. Start talking/collaborating/sharingbetween libraries3. Take MOOCs4. Get in front of licensing and access5. Create MOOCs
  • 6. How Should Libraries Respond?6. Support MOOC faculty7. Support MOOC students8. Create in-person supportopportunities9. Re-assess library assumptions andpractices
  • 7. By the Numbers...Early MOOCs 1,000sAfter 2011 100,000sRichard Bowen / Flickr
  • 8. Sharon Drummond / Flickr
  • 9. Global NetworkLearning AnalyticsSoftware DevelopmentSocial MediaDeb Schultz / Flickr
  • 10. Start - End DatesInteraction withInstructor/PeersAssessmentMOOCs compared tosome of these models:
  • 11. Two Major Categories
  • 12. MOOC Pre-History20022006pre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 13. MOOC Historypre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +Connectivism = cMOOC
  • 14. MOOC History2008 2011 2012 2013 +Online history of thedevelopment of theMOOCDescribes majorelements of a MOOCpre-2008
  • 15. First MOOC - CCK08pre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 16. First MOOC - CCK08pre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 17. First MOOC - CCK08pre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 18. MOOC HistoryBeginning of xMOOCspre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 19. MOOC Historypre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 20. pre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +Lukasz Strachanowski / Flickr
  • 21. pre-2008 2008 2011 2012Lukasz Strachanowski / Flickr2013 +August 29, 2010 to April 3, 2013,MOOCs mentioned 225 times(95 Articles, 130 blog posts)
  • 22. "In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500colleges and universities now operating in the UnitedStates will have ceased to exist."pre-2008 2008 2011 2012Lukasz Strachanowski / Flickr2013 +
  • 23. What Do We Do?Some Important Conversationspre-2008 2008 2011 2012 2013 +
  • 24. How Should Libraries Respond?1. Get the library involved2. Start talking/collaborating/sharingbetween libraries3. Take MOOCs4. Get in front of licensing and access5. Create MOOCs
  • 25. How Should Libraries Respond?6. Support MOOC faculty7. Support MOOC students8. Create in-person supportopportunities9. Re-assess library assumptions andpractices
  • 26. Instructional Designers and MOOCProviders mention "there are greatopportunities for libraries"Open AccessBetter IndexingCopyright/LicensingLocal community has access throughCommunity CollegeMOOC Provider pays
  • 27. Matriculated students enjoy full support fromtheir institutions library; how can the MOOCprovide similar support to the many thousandsof students enrolled in the MOOC, the majorityof which are not enrolled at the institution that isoffering the course.Presenter responded:"Being cut off from a Library and librariansis like not having Internet"
  • 28. The MOOCs and Me
  • 29. Samplingjust checking thingsoutAuditingnot as engaged butcompleting somecontentDisengagingdive in at first, butthen fall awayCompletingengaged throughoutand completedBehaviors in MOOCs
  • 30. Computer Science 101April 2012
  • 31. Computer Science 101Lecture 1 Introduction to Computing Principles 1:17 - 3:10
  • 32. Completer!
  • 33. Internet History, Technology, and Security
  • 34. Video Lecture Sample
  • 35. Internet History with Dr. ChuckFun Fact
  • 36. Disengager
  • 37.!/c-cs101/l-48299949/m-48687715
  • 38. Disengager
  • 39. Introduction to Databases
  • 40. Introduction to Databases64,127 Registered 4,854 Completed
  • 41. Sampler
  • 42. Tale of Two MOOCs
  • 43. Structure of EDCMOOC
  • 44. Structure of EDCMOOCEach week do two of the following:● Contribute to the discussion forums.● Blog your responses to the topic, putting #edcmooc in thetitle. Submit your blog RSS feed so that your posts feed intoour daily EDC MOOC News mashup.● Set up or join a room in Synchtube to discuss the film clipsin real time with your peers.● Create an image or other visual representation of yourresponse to the topic and post it in a social media space.Tag it with #edcmooc.● Share your thoughts and links in Twitter, using the hashtag#edcmooc.
  • 45. Reason I Invited Librarians and Teaching and LearningTechnology to Experience Fundamentals of Online EducationThis is a good opportunity to:1. hone our skills as developers of online learningresources (like our Libguides, online tutorials, Moodleblocks, portions of bibliographic instruction sessions)2. better understand how our mission relates to themission of TLT.3. understand the MOOC experience and articulate it toour students, faculty, and staff.4. find open resources that we can use ourselves orsuggest to our liaison departments.
  • 46. Professional DevelopmentDeveloped Personal Learning EnvironmentConfidence in Computer Science conceptsLed to Library Technology ConferencePresentationMore background information about how WorldWide Web and Internet work
  • 47. Campus AdvocacyComponents of MOOCs and Online LearningAlternative Textbooks (Temple)Media CreationCan Dialogue with Faculty and Administrationat a crucial time
  • 48. If you arent making a MOOC?Using MOOCs:Super-textbooksContent to "flip" the classroomPartner with MOOC providersSan Jose State
  • 49. MOOCReadings and DiscussionStudentProjects10 Weeks 4 WeeksWrapping a MOOCMOOCAs a Module4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 WeeksStudentProjectsIntroUnitsVanderbiltQueensland
  • 50. Some suggestionsCollaborate with Instructional Designers,Academic Computing, Teaching and LearningTechnology UnitsHold Open Access WeekEvaluate MOOCs as resourcesTake a MOOC -
  • 51. Some Early ResultsInvitation to Co-present about MOOCs withDirector of Teaching and Learning Technologyin FallParticipated in Faculty and Administrationdiscussions with informed contributionPursuing supportive resources and services(media creation, institutional repository)
  • 52. Links and Resources, Part 1Important Conversations Among Librarians and Instructional DesignersOCLC MOOCs and Libraries April 18-19, 2013Educause Learning and the MOOC April 3-4, 2013Books/Documents on Change in Higher Education based on Technological / SocietalPressuresInnovative University by Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring (Disruptive Innovation)The Cost Disease of Higher Education: Is Technology the Answer? Ithaka ReportTrends Represented by MOOCs Related to Trends in LibrariesMOOCs representing the Overall Trend of Openness - Library Journal 01/09/2013MOOCs Tied to Free Public Library Movement - Inside Higher Ed/Library Babel Fish 11/29/2012TED Talks About MOOCs and their ImpactPeter Norvig The 100,000-Student Classroom (6:12) 06/2012Daphne Koller What Were Learning from Online Education (20:41) 08/2012
  • 53. Links and Resources, Part 2MOOC History and ResourcesMOOC Guide and History (by Stephen Downes one of the people who coined the term MOOC)Open Culture (list of MOOCs to take)Student Personal Blog from First MOOC in 2008 - Connectivism and Connective KnowledgeChronicle of Higher Education Timeline of MOOC storiesMOOCs Transform Higher Education and Science Scientific American and Nature 03/13/2013Journal Articles/Books for Deeper Analysis of Learning TheoryMaking Sense of MOOCs Journal of Interactive Media in Education (includes examples of how they plan to makemoney)Connectivism: A Theory for Learning in the Digital Age (foundation of cMOOCs)Atlas of New Librarianship by David Lankes (based on Conversation Theory which is closely related to Connectivism)Articles Comparing the Two Types of MOOCs (cMOOCs and xMOOCs)Tale of Two MOOCs: Importance of Community in Online Learning 01/21/2013
  • 54. MOOC Participation and BehaviorCompletedComputer Science 101 - CourseraPartially complete/ DisengagedInternet History, Technology, and Security - Coursera(very little complete)Human-Computer Interaction - CourseraComputer Science 101 - Udacity - Search Engine with PythonSamplingFundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application - CourseraArticle about how this course went wrong.Doesn’t mention that the course was experimental and many MOOCs do not attempt to do groups.Inside Higher Ed write-up of the failureIntroduction to Databases - Class2go (now EdX)E-Learning and Digital Cultures
  • 55. ContactEmail kent-gerber@bethel.eduTwitter Learning EnvironmentsLibrarian Computer Sciencehttp://librariancs101.wordpress.comAtlibber: Academic Technology Librarian Blogger