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Free > The Hype and Hope of MOOCs > OCLC Americas Member Meeting and Symposium > ALA Mid-Winter > January 24 2014 > 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET) > In-person Or Virtual >

January 24 2014 / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Description: Accessibility and cost of education is on everyone’s mind—administrators, faculty and librarians politicians and parents. MOOCs seem to offer a lifeline to schools and communities seeking to reinvent education and lifelong learning. But the conversation about MOOCs is complex and evolving. New partnerships are being formed to deliver tools and curriculum. New business models are emerging. Questions about accreditation and measurement abound. Do MOOCs represent a sea change for both public and academic libraries? Or just a new twist on distance learning? Join OCLC at the ALA Midwinter symposium for a debate among MOOC practitioners, promoters and skeptics.

This debate will be moderated by Skip Prichard and the symposium speakers will include:
  • Bryan Alexander, author of The New Digital Storytelling, an editor of the Horizon Report and a frequent writer/speaker on digital technology in education
  • Anya Kamenetz, a contributing writer for Fast Company, the Digital/Edu blogger for the Hechinger Report, and author of Generation Debt (2006), DIY U (2010) and the forthcoming The Test (2015) 
  • Ray Schroeder, Professor Emeritus and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and Director of the Center for Online Leadership and Strategy at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • Audrey Watters, a technology journalist and founder of Hack Education
  • Cathy De Rosa, OCLC Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing
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