October 20, 2014

New Article: “Libraries in the Time of MOOCs”

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“Libraries in the Time of MOOCs” was published today by EDUCAUSE Review Online.

It was written by Curtis Kendrick (University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources, City University of New York) and Irene Gashurov (communications writer and librarian).

From the Abstract:

MOOCs give librarians new opportunities to help shape the conversation about changes in higher education and to guide administrators, faculty, and students through these changes. To assume this role, librarians must understand the MOOCs landscape. Numerous stakeholders will have an interest in the massive intellectual property that ultimately resides in libraries’ owned and licensed digital repositories. Studying and adopting technologies to manage and monitor MOOC usage of library resources will be essential to controlling access and tightening Internet safeguards.

The article is organized into the following sections:

  • MOOCs: Emergence and Controversy
  • Why MOOCs, Why Now?
  • Within the MOOCs Whirlwind: Education at Scale
  • MOOCs in the Market
  • MOOCs and the Law
  • MOOCs and Library Resources
  • MOOCs and the Future

The article contains links to 29 other articles.

Direct to Full Text Article (via EDUCAUSE Review Online)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.