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MOOCs and Librarians

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MOOCs
      &
  Librarians
ACRL
Virtual World Interest Group
Feb. 17th, 2013
Panelists:
Valerie Hill, PhD
Michelle Keba
Il...

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What’s a MOOC?
   A MOOC is a massively open
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Coursera: Top Universities offer MOOCs

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  1. 1. MOOCs & Librarians ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Feb. 17th, 2013 Panelists: Valerie Hill, PhD Michelle Keba Ilene Frank George Djorgovski
  2. 2. What’s a MOOC? A MOOC is a massively open online course (usually free and without earning credit) aimed at large-scale participation and open access on the web. MOOCs can be described as “webinars on steroids” (Bell, 23).
  3. 3. Coursera: Top Universities offer MOOCs
  4. 4. Advantages of MOOCs  No cost (or low cost)  Personal interest  Convenient (no travel)  Access to experts and global participants
  5. 5. Disadvantages of MOOCs  Lack of assessment  Accreditation & quality assurance  Future of academic careers  Potential for isolation
  6. 6. Can MOOCs provide high quality resources and opportunities to promote information literacy?
  7. 7. Role of Personal Responsiblity
  8. 8. Information Literacy in the Digital Age  Intellectual freedom  Intellectual property  Critical inquiry  Evaluation of content  Navigation of the “flood”
  9. 9. Anne Frank MOOC Students “enter” the cramped annex where Anne Frank lived in hiding. Fall 2012 Educators met weekly for MOOC office hours on Wed. evenings. Assignments presented in a 3D virtual world.
  10. 10. Photo Credits Creative Commons photos from: http://www.bigfoto.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/7255333900/ (librarytradition) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2537873504/ (innovation) http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8028605773/ (moocblob) Anne Frank Mooc shot at the Islands of Enlightenment
  11. 11. References ALA. (2013). Standards for the 21st- Century learner. http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards (accessed Feb. 3, 2013). Azevedo, A. (2012). Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers. [Accessed Nov 2012] http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/course-management-companies-challenge-mooc-providers/40734 Bell, M. (2012). Massive Open Online Courses. Internet@Schools, 19(5), 23-25. Carey, K. (2012). Into the Future With MOOC's. Chronicle Of Higher Education, 59(2), 29. Duffy, T., & Cunningham D. (1996). Constructivism: Implications for the design and delivery of instruction. In Jonassen, D. H. (Ed.), Handbook of Research for Educational Communications and Technology, New York: Simon and Schuster, 170-198. [Accessed Nov 2012] http://newmedia.nenu.edu.cn/wyn/chinese/zhidao/07%20%20Constructivism%20Implications%20for%20the%20Design%20and% 20Delivery%20of%20Instruction%20.pdf Huang, H. (2002). Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments. British Journal Of Educational Technology, 33(1), 27. Kop, R., Fournier, H., & Mak, J. (2011). A Pedagogy of Abundance or a Pedagogy to Support Human Beings? Participant Support on Massive Open Online Courses. International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 12(7), 74-93. Lorenzetti, J. (2012). Running a MOOC: Secrets of the World's Largest Distance Education Classes. Distance Education Report, 16(3), 1-7. Selingo, J. (2012). MOOC's Aren't a Panacea, but That Doesn't Blunt Their Promise. Distance Education Report, 16(16), 6. Tschofen, C., & Mackness, J. (2012). Connectivism and Dimensions of Individual Experience. International Review Of Research In Open & Distance Learning, 13(1), 124-143. What's a MOOC?. (2011). T+D, 65(10), 18. Will Massive Open Online Courses Change How We Teach?. (2012). Communications of the ACM, 55(8), 26-28.

Editor's Notes

  • Learning about MOOCs through content curation (scoopit& twitter)
  • Show livebinder or the google hangout

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