Libraries and MOOCs: Role, Opportunities, Pitfalls

As campuses debate the opportunities and impacts of MOOCs, libraries are also exploring the changing teaching and learning environment. This webinar will explore the variety of roles and skills associated with successful MOOCs, including partnerships to be fostered, opportunities to build on existing expertise, and questions about relevance to library missions.


Sarah Bordac is the Head of Instructional Design for the Brown University Library, and has worked on the development of MOOCs at Brown University. She works with issues of media and information literacy curriculum in undergraduate teaching and learning, which draw on her skills as a librarian, instructional designer, educational technologist in museum, library and higher education learning environments. Sarah has an M.A. in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and an MLIS from Simmons College.


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