JUL 12

MOOCs and Libraries:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This event focused on the challenges that MOOCs pose to the traditional delivery of library services, and the opportunities they offer for libraries to rethink and revitalize their proposition. Tweet: #mooclib

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OCLC Research and Jisc co-sponsored MOOCs and Libraries: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a one-day event hosted by the Open University Library at the Pullman Hotel in Central London. The event focused on the challenges that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) pose to the traditional delivery of library services, and the opportunities they offer for libraries to rethink and revitalize their proposition. Participants were brought up to speed with the latest MOOC developments around the world, but with a particular emphasis on developments in the UK. Speakers, including OCCL Research Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt, shared their experience of or thoughts about the impact MOOCs are having on library services across many sectors, on publishers, and on the higher education landscape.

The event built on the highly successful MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge? event held by OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in March, which staff from the Open University attended.

The objectives of the conference were:

  1. To raise awareness among librarians of the impact of MOOCs on their environment
  2. To share experience of libraries involved in MOOCs
  3. To discuss the strategic way forward for libraries in this changing landscape and develop a strategic roadmap

See the full program on the Open University website for complete details.

For more information, e-mail
Library-Services@open.ac.uk.

Start Date

12 July 2013

End Date

12 July 2013

Location

London, England (UK)

Venue

Pullman Hotel

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