MOOCs and Libraries: New Opportunities for Librarians

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“This video is of the “New Opportunities for Librarians: What Happens When You Go Behind the Lines in a MOOC?” session at the 18-19 March 2013 “MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?” event hosted by OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As we learn about new platforms and new modes of working, librarians are going into the trenches to see for themselves how MOOCs work. How do library resources and research skills fit into MOOCs and other online learning environments? Where do library collections and service fit? How can we use the experience gained in MOOCs to think about the future of the library in an evolved teaching environment? Featuring Marjorie Hassen, Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Sarah Bordac, Head, Instructional Design, Brown University; Jennifer Dorner, Head, Instruction and User Services, University of California Berkeley; and Lynne O’Brien, Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services, Duke University.”

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The Professors’ Big Stage

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The MOOCs revolution will go through many growing pains, but it is here and it is real.

miracletrain‘s insight:

With adult education, I’m positive one could be trained in online webinar and off-campus with minimal human teaching if the course is properly designed. Teaching a child to read is a different matter. A blend is needed, and an awakening by the education profession.

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