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Webinar: Goodbye Cybrarians, Hello Moocbrarians



Please join your colleagues to participate in a live webcast of "Goodbye Cybrarians, Hello Moocbrarians: Envisioning the Role of Librarians in Massive Online Open Courses"

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Green Library SSRC Seminar Room

From the organizers, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL):

Description: Technology is enabling Higher Education to change more in the next ten years than it has in the past hundred. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are potentially one such technological innovation and have generated a lot of press in the past year. This live, interactive webcast will focus on the role of the librarian in these online courses. First, we will examine what librarians are currently doing to provide support for these institutional course offerings. Next, we will discuss possible future roles that librarians can play as MOOCs move from the margins to the mainstream.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about current library efforts to support MOOCs (e.g. copyright and licensing).
  • Learn about new strategic challenges that MOOCs present for libraries (e.g. scale and remote services for diverse course demographics).
  • Learn about new strategic opportunities that MOOCs present for libraries (e.g. information literacy instruction and Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Presenter: John D. Shank, Instructional Design Librarian, Associate Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), Instructor in Communication Arts & Sciences, Penn State Berks
Co-founder of The Blended Librarian.

This event is sponsored for the Stanford library community by DIG+Plus, whom you may remember as the organizer of a recent Chalk Talk on a similar topic, "MOOCs, Online Education, and the Library."

by Glen Worthey

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