MOOCs and Libraries Event Summarized in Series of Six Hangingtogether.org Blog Posts

 

The "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event took place 18-19 March at the University of Pennsylvania and was broadcast live online. Hosted by OCLC Research and University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the event featured thoughtful and provocative presentations about how libraries are already getting involved with MOOCs, and engaged attendees in discussions about strategic opportunities and challenges going forward.

OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt organized the event and has posted a series of six blog posts on the OCLC Research blog, Hangingtogether, that recap presentation highlights and summarize its outcomes. These blog posts include:

  1. MOOCs and Libraries: Introduction
  2. MOOCs and Libraries: Copyright, Licensing, Open Access 
  3. MOOCs and Libraries: Production and Pedagogy 
  4. MOOCs and Libraries: New Opportunities for Librarians 
  5. MOOCs and Libraries: Who Are the Masses? A View of the Audience
  6. MOOCs and Libraries: Next Steps? 

In addition, a MOOCs and Libraries video playlist that comprises 11 videos of the event sessions is available on the MOOCs and Libraries event page and on the OCLC Research YouTube Channel. Links to the presenters' slides, the next steps document (.pdf: 124K/1 pp.), the MOOCs online poll responses (.pdf: 67K/2 pp.), and the #mooclib archived tweets (.pdf: 639K/32 pp.) from this event are also available on the MOOCs and Libraries event page.

More than 500 people participated in this event: 125 attended in person and more than 400 attended remotely online.

For more information:

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
proffitm@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2136

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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