Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian (slides)

On Monday I gave a talk on MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian at Edinburgh university on. The abstract for this was "Sheila Webber will start by briefly outlining some general characteristics of MOOCs and her own experience with them. She will go on to identify types of MOOC and the implications for MOOC pedagogy. As part of this discussion she will note some findings from an investigation into the value of learning analytics for MOOC educators (undertaken by Naomi Colhoun at Sheffield University in summer 2014). In the final part of her presentation she will reflect on the various roles that have been, or could be, adopted by librarians."

I am repeating this talk tonight in the virtual world, Second Life.
When: 14 January 2015, at noon SL time (which is 8pm UK time, see for times elsewhere)
Where: Infolit iSchool, in the virtual world, Second Life
You need a SL avatar and the SL browser installed on your computer.
The session will start with a presentation from Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa in SL) Information School, University of Sheffield MOOCs, information literacy and the role of the librarian
This will be followed by a discussion of the paper:
Eisengraber-Papst, D. et al (2014) The academic library: a hidden stakeholder in the age of MOOCs. Paper presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Conference, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon.

The presentation will be in voice and the discussion in text chat.

A Sheffield iSchool Centre for Information Literacy Research event.

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