JAN 24

OCLC Americas Member Meeting and Symposium: The Hope and Hype of MOOCs

A meeting of the OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC), followed by the OCLC symposium "The Hope and the Hype of MOOCs" took place January 24, 2014 at ALA Midwinter.

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About the symposium:

Accessibility and cost of education are on everyone’s minds—administrators, faculty and librarians, politicians and parents. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) seem to offer a lifeline to schools and communities seeking to reinvent education and lifelong learning. But the conversation about MOOCs is complex and evolving. New partnerships are being formed to deliver tools and curriculum. New business models are emerging. Questions about accreditation and measurement abound. Do MOOCs represent a sea change for both public and academic libraries? Or just a new twist on distance learning? Join OCLC at the ALA Midwinter Symposium for a debate among MOOC practitioners, promoters and skeptics. Bryan Alexander, author of The New Digital Storytelling, an editor of the Horizon Report and a frequent writer/speaker on digital technology in education, will be our moderator.

ALA Midwinter will take place in Philadelphia and this meeting will also be streamed live from the Web. Registration information, speakers and a full agenda will be available soon. We look forward to your participation!


24 January 2014


11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]


Philadelphia, PA; Online