January 21, 2022

Models of Mooc Support and Library Engagement (Final Report and Slides From edX Working Group)

UPDATE: Three co-authors of the report spoke at ACRL 2015. We’ve embedded a copy of their slides at the bottom of this post.

The edX Working Group on Models for Course Support and Library Engagement released their final report a few months ago and it was recently brought to our attention by Sheila Webber at the Information Literacy Weblog.

From the Executive Summary:

This report identifies various models of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) support and library engagement in areas including navigating external content (copyright clearance, resource licensing, open content),instructional support (instructional design and/or content creation, support of students), and production support (video production, project management).

This report includes an examination of the advantages, disadvantages, and institutional considerations that inform the models of support and library engagement. To explore this topic, members of the working group interviewed librarians and other key personnel at 39 higher education institutions that are offering MOOCs.

Direct to Full Text Report (18 pages; PDF)

The report was prepared by:

Laura O’Brien, Wellesley College (Chair)
Jennifer Dorner, University of California, Berkeley
Jaron Porciello, Cornell University
Sara Swanson, Davidson College
Miritt Zisser, Karolinska Institute

About Gary Price

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.