What obligations do libraries have to students in MOOC courses? In academia, this can mean non-matriculated students in MOOC courses hosted by the institution, and matriculated students taking MOOC courses not hosted by their parent university.
- MIT recent strategic retreat to figure out the obligation to incorporate their library content into the MIT edX courses.
- The university should not have much obligation - difficult from an electronic resources perspective to consider MOOC users "authorized users"
- Will student expectations of brick and mortar classes change based on MOOC experiences? i.e. length of courses, assessment (often it is peer assessment)
- Does the format of the MOOC (often asynchronous) affect approach to a more structured course?
- Simmons ALA Chapter thinking about setting up a Moodle site for student MOOC courses.
- When does the content from the MOOC go down? Can depend based on course.
- Perhaps a list of open access resources for additional reading?
- The library has the only obligation to support courses students are paying for - as long as Coursera is free.
Could non-academic libraries play a role? YES!
- Offer computer space and library help in a public library.
- Support in the secondary school
- (Although academic libraries perhaps need not be required to provide support for MOOCS)
How has experience in a MOOC changed your approach to library instruction or reference service?
- Making content more visual
- Some instructors learned the importance of "chunking" - breaks in instruction, smaller sessions of instruction.
- This is not new! Maybe the MOOC is leading to this concept being taken more seriously?
- The technology is available to do more things - more flexible things.
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