HOST: UMUC The Graduate School of Education,
Masters in Distance Education Faculty, Ilene Frank
As the Massive Open Online Classroom evolves and grows -this session focuses on the growing questions, challenges and issues of the MOOC Model - what it means in terms of IP Management, Education, Academic Value and the future of the academic process. This is intended to be an open discussion of the opportunities and challenges MOOCs present for the academic community, students and faculty. Bring your questions, comments and lessons learned to share.
- Where are the early adopters of MOOC today?
- What are the primary issues for IP Management in the MOOC Model?
- How does the "free model" impact the academic process?
- Who are some of the emerging new players in the MOOC Community?
Ilene Frank, MLS
Adjunct Faculty - UMUC MDE
Volunteer Director Library Services - University of the People
Ilene retired from the University of South Florida Tampa Library in 2009. Where her duties included: reference and instruction as well as collection development for the School of Architecture and Community Design. Over the years collection development assignments included fine arts and various liberal arts departments. She helped implement virtual reference service via email, chat. She has participated in a recent Infoquest text message reference service pilot project.
She is currently teaching as an adjunct for UMUC's Masters in Distance Education certificate program and teaching sections of mandatory 1 credit courses on use of library and internet resources. In addition from June, 2010 to date she has served as the Volunteer Director of Library Service for University of the People. Ilene received her BSD from the University of Michigan, School of Architecture and Design, MLS from University of Michigan, School of Library and Information Science and her MFA from the University of South Florida, School of Fine Arts. For fun she enjoys exploring the use of technology to support teaching and learning and in particular the use of virtual worlds for education - mainly Second Life.