Posted by: bluesyemre | July 17, 2013

Joining the MOOC game: the role of the library



  • The topic of MOOCs is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and there is a growing discussion in the library community about what support libraries can, or should, provide. MOOCs appeared on the higher education scene about a year ago (although of course, online education has been around much longer).   They started out as free online classes for no credit, from providers such as Coursera, Udacity and EdX, taught by faculty from eminent Ivy League universities.  Increasingly, MOOCs are being offered by individual academic institutions, and there are also many other online courses offered that are related to the MOOC movement, such as Khan AcademyGale Cengage’s, etc, all of which are experimenting with different forms of credentialling.

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