Saturday, December 14, 2013

Abstract Only > Who's in the MOOD for M.O.O.C.s ? > Library 2.013 > October 18 - 19 2013

Your Name and Title:

Ana Guthrie, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Nathan W. Collier Library, Florida Memorial University


Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Miami, Florida, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):

Academic Librarian


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

It is hard to imagine that academia would take seriously anything dubbed “MOOC.” Yet, the Massive Open Online Course (hereafter "MOOC") movement is repositioning how college instructors and students alike conceptualize learning. MOOCs are loosely characterized as online, tuition-free university courses made up of students spanning all backgrounds and locales who connect to learn a central topic. Essentially, MOOCs are available to anyone, anywhere; they are refashioning how we approach college instruction and delivery. Though the development of MOOCs is an important milestone for global higher education, the movement has been met with controversy. Much has been written on whether the MOOC is a teaching pandemonium versus an educational breakthrough. This presentation will define the MOOC movement and discuss its implications for academic libraries.


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