SJSU
October 7, 2013
Valerie Hill, Phd
Valibrarian
A MOOC is a massively open online
course (usually free and without
earning credit) aimed at large-scale
participation and ...
First MOOC Offered in 2008
“Connectivism and Connective Knowledge”
Created by George Siemens and Stephen
Downes at the Uni...
2012 marked the launch of three major
providers of MOOCs, Udacity, Coursera, and
edX
 Founded by Stanford professors
Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and
Mike Sokolsky
 Includes 25 courses focused on
busine...
 Founded by computer science professors
Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from
Stanford University
 Offers 455 courses from 81...
 MOOC platform founded in 2012 by MIT
and Harvard
 Partners with 29 colleges and
universities
 75 courses are available...
xMOOCs vs. cMOOCs
 Traditional course/lecture format
 Focus on knowledge duplication
 Emphasis on video presentations
 Follow a linear, ...
 Based on the principles of Connectivism
 Focus on knowledge creation
 Emphasis on social networked learning
 Course p...
Coursera’s Gamification MOOC
Coursera’s Metadata MOOC
MOOCs on Library
and
InformationTopics
Metadata MOOC Study Group
 Connected Learning MOOC
OnTwitter #clmooc
Sponsored by the National
Writing Project
 Anne Frank MOOC
Sponsored by
the National
Writing Project
Fall 2012
Educators met weekly for MOOC
office hours onWed. evenings.
Assignments presented in
a 3D virtual world.
Student...
Collaboration Across Distance
Meeting for “class
in the park in
Amsterdam”
Both #Clmooc and Anne Frank MOOC reflection recorded
in Google Hangouts.
 No cost (or low cost)
 Personal interest
 Convenient (no travel)
 Access to experts and global participants
 Lack of assessment
 Accreditation & quality assurance
 Future of academic careers
 Potential for isolation
 Literature review
 Content curation
 Developing a PLN
 Joining online groups (ACRL MOOC listserv)
ACRL
VirtualWorld Interest Group
Feb. 17th, 2013
Panelists:
Valerie Hill, PhD
Michelle Keba
Ilene Frank
George Djorgovski
“…Student research and critical thinking skills
are not so simply accomplished in this
environment (Cantrell, 2013).”
Cant...
“…one can readily see overlap between the
MOOC‘s opportunity to provide global
learning environments and the kindred
oppor...
Can a MOOC take place in a virtual world?
Massive (virtual worlds can hold only so
many avatars)
Open (virtual worlds are ...
•Taking the library to new spaces
•Embedded librarians
•Redesigning our physical spaces
•Balancing tradition & innovation
“Of course this puts the responsibility
for information gathering, the validation
of resources, and the learning process i...
“It may be that the great age of libraries is waning, but I
am here to tell you that the great age of librarians is
just b...
Valerie Hill, PhD
http://vhill.edublogs.org/
vhilledu@gmail.com
@valibrarian
Anne Frank MOOC. (2013). Anne Frank MOOC Reflection. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-
LpnY6AhLw&feature=share
[Accessed A...
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  • Just a few months ago Coursera was offering 222 courses from 33 universities
  • A few months ago edX was partnered with only 6 different universities including the University of Texas University System, Wellesley, Georgetown, Berkley, as well as MIT and Harvard and offered 24 courses for registrationOther providers to note are Google which began by hosting a “power searching” MOOC and Course Sites by Blackboard.
  • If you’re like me, you may have been wondering how MOOCs work logistically when there are so many students. The majority of MOOCs can be broken down into two types proposed by George Siemens.
  • MOOCs and Virtual Worlds

    1. 1. SJSU October 7, 2013 Valerie Hill, Phd Valibrarian
    2. 2. 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. First MOOC Offered in 2008 “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” Created by George Siemens and Stephen Downes at the University of Manitoba 2008 Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander coined the phrase “Massive Open Online Course”
    4. 4. 2012 marked the launch of three major providers of MOOCs, Udacity, Coursera, and edX
    5. 5.  Founded by Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky  Includes 25 courses focused on business, mathematics, computer science and physics
    6. 6.  Founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University  Offers 455 courses from 81 partners in 25 different categories
    7. 7.  MOOC platform founded in 2012 by MIT and Harvard  Partners with 29 colleges and universities  75 courses are available for registration
    8. 8. xMOOCs vs. cMOOCs
    9. 9.  Traditional course/lecture format  Focus on knowledge duplication  Emphasis on video presentations  Follow a linear, instructor lead path  Objective feedback from online quiz results
    10. 10.  Based on the principles of Connectivism  Focus on knowledge creation  Emphasis on social networked learning  Course path evolves from student input  Crowd sourced learning through peer interaction
    11. 11. Coursera’s Gamification MOOC Coursera’s Metadata MOOC
    12. 12. MOOCs on Library and InformationTopics
    13. 13. Metadata MOOC Study Group
    14. 14.  Connected Learning MOOC OnTwitter #clmooc Sponsored by the National Writing Project  Anne Frank MOOC
    15. 15. Sponsored by the National Writing Project
    16. 16. Fall 2012 Educators met weekly for MOOC office hours onWed. evenings. Assignments presented in a 3D virtual world. Students “enter” the cramped annex where Anne lived in hiding during WWII.
    17. 17. Collaboration Across Distance Meeting for “class in the park in Amsterdam”
    18. 18. Both #Clmooc and Anne Frank MOOC reflection recorded in Google Hangouts.
    19. 19.  No cost (or low cost)  Personal interest  Convenient (no travel)  Access to experts and global participants
    20. 20.  Lack of assessment  Accreditation & quality assurance  Future of academic careers  Potential for isolation
    21. 21.  Literature review  Content curation  Developing a PLN  Joining online groups (ACRL MOOC listserv)
    22. 22. ACRL VirtualWorld Interest Group Feb. 17th, 2013 Panelists: Valerie Hill, PhD Michelle Keba Ilene Frank George Djorgovski
    23. 23. “…Student research and critical thinking skills are not so simply accomplished in this environment (Cantrell, 2013).” Cantrell’s study demonstrates need for embedded librarianship.
    24. 24. “…one can readily see overlap between the MOOC‘s opportunity to provide global learning environments and the kindred opportunity for librarians to investigate and incorporate metaliteracies into the MOOC curriculum in collaboration with MOOC faculty (Cantrell, 2013).”
    25. 25. Can a MOOC take place in a virtual world? Massive (virtual worlds can hold only so many avatars) Open (virtual worlds are open on a global scale) Online (virtual worlds are online) Courses (Courses can take place- both synchronous and asychronous)
    26. 26. •Taking the library to new spaces •Embedded librarians •Redesigning our physical spaces •Balancing tradition & innovation
    27. 27. “Of course this puts the responsibility for information gathering, the validation of resources, and the learning process in the hands of learners themselves, and one should question if all adult learners are capable of taking on this responsibility (2012, Kop et al.).”
    28. 28. “It may be that the great age of libraries is waning, but I am here to tell you that the great age of librarians is just beginning. It’s up to you to decide if you want to be a part of it.” ~T. Scott Plutchak
    29. 29. Valerie Hill, PhD http://vhill.edublogs.org/ vhilledu@gmail.com @valibrarian
    30. 30. Anne Frank MOOC. (2013). Anne Frank MOOC Reflection. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W- LpnY6AhLw&feature=share [Accessed August 15, 2013]. Bell, M. (2012). Massive open online courses. Internet@schools, 19(5), 23-25. Cantrell, L. (2013). (in press) Internet Learning. CLmooc. (2013) #CLMOOC Make Cycle 4, Satuday Morning Hangout: Credos and Their Values http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sid7RqQW5U8&feature=share [Accessed October 6, 2013] Crews, Kenneth. (2012). MOOCs, Distance Education, and Copyright: Two Wrong Questions to Ask. Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office. http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/2012/11/09/moocs-distance-education-and-copyright-two-wrong- questions-to-ask/ [Accessed September 29, 2013]. Keba, M,. Rayl, H., Frank, I., and Hill. V. Massive Open Online Courses. http://www.slideshare.net/valibrarian/massive-open-online-courses-the-future-of-learning-24073209 [Accessed September 1, 2013]. 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. http://bit.ly/17xC1dz [Accessed September 1, 2012]. Plutchak, T. Scott. 2007. The Librarian: Fantastic Adventures in the Digital World. Serials, 20(2), 87-91. Valibrarian. (20130. Anne Frank MOOC: a virtual learning experience http://youtu.be/P-SXsluRDTQ [Accessed October 6, 2013]. References

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