“MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?” will be on March 18-19 in Philadelphia.
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Please join OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries for thoughtful and provocative presentations about how libraries are already getting involved with MOOCs. Whether your institution is already on board or on the fence, you’ll learn from the pioneers how library content and services can be represented in these new learning environments, and about opportunities for new discussions with partners in supporting learning on campus. Potential themes include:
- Copyright, licensing, open access
- As courses are being offered online to a diverse and geographically distributed audience, what are the challenges for licensing and clearing copyright for materials used in courses? Are there opportunities for advancing the conversation on open access with faculty
- Production & pedagogy
- How libraries and academic support offices contribute to MOOC-related course production options—a view on how technology helps and hinders, and how pedagogy may need to shift in a new environment. What are we learning about teaching, what works, and what doesn’t
- Embedded librarians: what can happen when librarians go behind the lines in a MOOC?
- As we learn about new platforms and new modes of working, librarians are going into the trenches to see for themselves how MOOCs work. How do library resources and research skills fit into this new and evolving picture? What can we learn from the data we can mine from these platforms?
- Who are the masses? A view of the audience
MOOCs are drawing thousands and even hundreds of thousands of attendees. What do we know about these learners? What might we discover? How might we change as a result?