James Michalko's advice to libraries on getting involved with MOOCs featured in EDUCAUSE Review Online

The EDUCAUSE Review Online article, "Libraries in the Time of MOOCs," summarizes the challenges and opportunities that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) give to libraries, and also includes advice from experts in librarianship and higher education about how librarians can best guide their stakeholders through this changing education environment. OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President James Michalko is quoted in the article and explains how MOOCs give libraries the chance to remain involved in the future of education and renew their importance to their universities. He also suggests important ways libraries can support the development and delivery of MOOCs, including:

  • Librarians should embrace the opportunity to join their university support teams and oversee MOOC development now.
  • Copyright, open access, and permission staff members should not be left out of the cross-institutional teams that are formed to bring MOOCs to the campus.
  • Because the development of online education is currently so fluid, the type of support librarians provide in the development of MOOCs will be defined by how this form of online education develops on their campuses.

Read the full article online

For more information about OCLC Research's work related to MOOCs, see the recap of our recent "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event, including James Michalko's "MOOCs and Libraries: An Overview of the Landscape" presentation video (14:46).

For more information:

James Michalko
Vice President
OCLC Research Library Partnership

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:EDUCAUSE Review Online "Libraries in the Time of MOOCs" article [link]  

James Michalko [link]  

OCLC Research "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event recap [link]

James Michalko's "MOOCs and Libraries: An Overview of the Landscape" presentation video (14:46) [link

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