MOOCs & Libraries - A Look at the Landscape - @MerrileeIAm
MOOCs and Libraries: a look at the landscape January 23rd, 2013 by Merrilee Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that MOOCs have been causing a bit of a stir in the academic sector. In the last year, MOOCs have exploded, from a handful of early innovators, to dozens of elite institutions becoming partners with organizations like Coursera, edX, and in the UK, the Open University lead FutureLearn venture. The reasons for this are many, well-documented, and also highly debated. Instead of reviewing what you can read elsewhere, I’d like to focus on the relationship between MOOCs and libraries. Here’s what I was curious about: What is the connection between MOOCs and libraries? What’s happening now and where are the opportunities? To answer my question, I reached out to members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership . This group comprises 20 of 32 Coursera institu...