MOOCs and the Public Library: An Opportunity

Join presenter Dorothy Pawlowski as she discusses opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for MOOCs. The webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library which hosted a ten-week literature-based MOOC.

This series of webinars features librarians and scholars from public and academic libraries reporting on the latest research about MOOCs and offering practical information on creating and presenting MOOCs. It will appeal to librarians in academic, public, and special libraries. Presenters will discuss the role libraries play in the development of MOOCs and share information that will enable attendees to familiarize themselves with the steps involved in developing a MOOC. Learn more about the Libraries and MOOCs webinar series, both upcoming sessions and those held in 2013 (recordings are available).

Course Level & Prerequisites

none

Presenter

Dorothy Pawlowski is Adult Services Librarian at the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library. Her article “MOOCing at the Public Library,” appeared in the December 2013 issue of Library Journal.

Date and Times

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

webinar sessions are designed to last one hour and begin at
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

Credits

none

Fee

  Fee ($USD)
Participant Each Series of 4
ALCTS Member (individual) 43 138
Nonmember (individual) 59 189
International (individual) 43 138
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.    
Member group 99 317
Nonmember group 129 413

Learn more about the Libraries and MOOCs webinar series

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com The Codec acts as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version of Media Player, to play in version 7. For more information on playing the recording, see the FAQ.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.