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.

This first webinar series on MOOCs concludes by asking if MOOCs are here to stay, or if they are a flash in the pan? The MOOC movement is still in its infancy. What is the future of MOOCs?

For more information on the ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and 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

Available 24/7. Originally presented Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Session lasts about one hour.

Credits

none

Fee

free

Technical Requirements

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

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Contact

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