(How) Do you work with MOOCs?

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?

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One Response to (How) Do you work with MOOCs?

  1. 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: http://tametheweb.com/2015/04/19/new-hyperlibmooc-article-emerging-roles/

    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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