Monday, February 24, 2014

Mar: Through a MOOC, Darkly: Understanding the MOOC Landscape and Its Impact on Libraries' Digital Resources (ALCTS)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

MOOCs are forcing us to rethink how we teach, learn, and provide educational resources. These courses have become a catalyst for issues that universities must confront: the value of a degree and its rising cost, the marketization and unbundling of education, to name a few. In this webinar, we will take a peek through the looking glass to see how librarians can shape the conversation about these changes and guide faculty, administration, and students through them. Librarians are well-positioned to become the new academic sherpas, but we must first understand the MOOC landscape and its impact on higher education, and in particular, on our libraries’ owned and licensed digital repositories.

This series of webinars features librarians and scholars from public and academic libraries reporting on the latest research about MOOCs and offering practical information on creating and presenting MOOCs.  It will appeal to librarians in academic, public, and special libraries.  Presenters will discuss the role libraries play in the development of MOOCs and share information that will enable attendees to familiarize themselves with the steps involved in developing a MOOC. Learn more about the Libraries and MOOCs webinar series, both upcoming sessions and those held in 2013 (recordings are available).

Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.

Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)     43
Nonmember (individual)     59