ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs

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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013—Mike Eisenberg 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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013—Steven Bell will outline his views on the role of the librarian as a “solutions provider” to the online learning community. Whether a traditional online course, or a MOOC, librarians should be recognized as full partners throughout the development process. Steven will discuss how librarians can get into the conversation.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013—Kevin L. Smith will offer insights into the library’s role educating users with regard to their rights and responsibilities vis à vis copyright in settings beyond the traditional classroom model.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013—Jonathan Grudin will let us know whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.

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

Find more information online.

Who Should Attend?

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

Presenters

Mike Eisenberg, dean emeritus and professor, University of Washington Information School

Steven Bell, associate university librarian for Research & Instructional Services at Temple University

Kevin L. Smith, director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University Libraries

Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group at Microsoft Research

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form 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.