Get Ready to MOOC: Why Libraries Should Care

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.

The first webinar, on September 25, 2013 will be presented by Mike Eisenberg, dean emeritus and professor, University of Washington Information School, who will set the stage by examining the origins of online learning and explaining why MOOCs continue to thoroughly capture the imagination of students, educators, and administrators.

For more information on the ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/moocs

Who Should Attend?

Librarians, library administrators, and library educators interested in supporting and enhancing libraries’ preparation of and participation in MOOCs.

Course Level & Prerequisites

none

Presenter

Mike Eisenberg is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, serving from 1998 to 2006. Known as an innovator and entrepreneur, Mike approached the iSchool as a start-up—transforming the school into a broad-based information school with academic programs on all levels and making a difference in industry, the public sector, and education. Mike’s current work focuses on information and technology literacy, virtual worlds, and library information and technology programs, K–20.

Date & Times

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

Credits

none.

Fee

Participant Fee ($USD)
  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

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.