Part of the ACRL conference 2013 (10-13 April) was THATcamp , an unconference day. One session that caught my eye was Let’s Make a MOOC! Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC. Proposed by Kate Ganski and Kristin Woodward, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, they say "Inspired by Hybrid Pedagogy’s week long MOOC MOOC let’s bring our collective knowledge of delivering information literacy instruction together to crowdsource a week long information literacy MOOC. Let’s design the instruction blocks, learning activities, and assessment challenges using open educational resources (OERs), free and open access readings, cloud based productivity tools, and open badges." One of the participants, Steve Stone, put some notes on Google Docs https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pa0JB2cbdfrvfgxSNzFTou2h-GWOqstXxVzbs6gC-Ec/edit?pli=1
I've been thinking about MOOCs and information literacy, unsurprisingly, and would be interested in any other MOOC initiatives.
Photo by Sheila Webber: remains of a coffee frappe, Thessaloniki, April 2013