(How) Do you work with MOOCs?

by Librarianshines

A new report indicates that MOOCs are still popular, as reported in the Chronicle. Have you ever taken a MOOC? How are they viewed on your campus both by faculty and students? Do you offer any special support for students in MOOCs?

One reply on “(How) Do you work with MOOCs?”

I did the Hyperlinked MOOC through San José State in Fall 2013. I was only able to do half of it because I had just started my first full-time professional librarian job, and it was a lot to take in. It was a wonderful class. I did my MLIS through SJSU, and the Hyperlinked course is offered, but because I wasn’t very familiar with library work prior to library school, I took more basic, core-like courses. I didn’t have room in my schedule. However, because of the MOOC, the following summer I took User Experience for credit through SJSU’s iSchool Open Classes. Through the MOOC, I found that I really gravitate to participatory culture and user experience. It was one of the best things I have done for professional development.

Michael Stephens and Kyle Jones, the instructors for the MOOC, wrote an article about the course. Here is the link to the citation and abstract:

Our community college right now is expanding its for-credit Distance Education courses. About 30 or so faculty members, myself included, just finished a month-long course through @One, Introduction to Teaching Online. I don’t imagine we will (ever?) go the MOOC route, but perhaps when we are further along with DE efforts.

I wonder how many CCs offer MOOCs? That’s an interesting idea to research!

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