October 30, 2014

IFLA WLIC 2013 Paper: “MOOCs and the Library: Engaging with Evolving Pedagogy”

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We’re continuing to share a selection of papers that will be presented at the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress that will take place next month in Singapore.

The following paper is our second selection. Our first selected conference paper is linked at the bottom of this post.

Title

MOOCs and the Library: Engaging with Evolving Pedagogy

Author

Mariellen Calter
Assistant University Librarian & Chief of Staff
Stanford University Libraries

Source

IFLA Library

Abstract

The emergence of the Massively Open Online Course, or MOOC, has been a topic of considerable analysis and discussion in academic circles in recent years, and is not infrequently mentioned as a disruptive technology in higher education. As Stanford University has been prominent in the development of MOOC platforms, both the university as a whole and the Stanford University Libraries have a particular interest in understanding the potential for and impacts of this platform.

This paper briefly outlines the emergence of MOOCs within the context of online learning tools and distance learning, looks at how Stanford University as a whole, and the Stanford Libraries in particular, are integrating these technologies in their pedagogy.

Direct to Full Text Paper (8 pages; PDF)

See Also: Conference Paper Reports on a Study of Emerging Technologies Librarians
Our first selection.

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