MOOCs: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

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 webinar series will conclude on December 11, 2013 with a presentation by Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. Are MOOCs here to stay, or are they a flash in the pan? The MOOC movement is still in its infancy. Jonathan will let us know whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.

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.

Presenter

Jonathan Grudin is a principal researcher at Microsoft and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington Information School. Prior to joining Microsoft’s Collaboration and Educational Technology group in 1998, he was professor of information and computer science at the University of California, Irvine. He worked on designing and assessing streaming media prototype systems for several years, then shifted to focus on enterprise adoption (or lack thereof) of new communication technologies—blogs, wikis, social networking sites, and others.

Date & Times

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:
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

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.