October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 27, 2014

D105 - Getting MOOC’ed: Free Online Training Going Massive

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DeAnza III (Portola)
Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, San Jose State University & Tame the Web
Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region

Stephens explores the experiences and insights of LIS professionals who participated in “The Hyperlinked Library MOOC” offered by SJSU School of Library and Information Science in 2013. He shares highlights from an ongoing research project to evaluate and refine the MOOC. The research demonstrates large scale professional development on a global level is a distinct possibility. Even before the popularity of the massive open online course (MOOC) format our second presenter’s organization offered online classes through a Moodle based online learning system; they just weren’t very popular. As the popularity of MOOCs took off, so did the interest in a newly updated, self-paced class on basic online searching. Hear about its experience with a MOOC aimed at librarians interested in enhancing their search skills, strategies used to make the class self-paced and self-grading, as well as methods to help participants reach their digital destiny by keeping them engaged and active in the online format.

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