I’m honored to be talking about #hyperlibMOOC and our MOOC research at SLA this Sunday:
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gaining in popularity as another tool in the expanding field of learning technologies. At the same time, the librarian’s role is being redefined as many move from traditional reference and instruction roles to offering more integrated and embedded information services, whether via subject-specific or general expertise. What opportunities do MOOCs offer for librarians, and how can librarians adapt to and take advantage of the opportunities offered by this new platform? In this panel discussion, three MOOC practitioners will discuss where librarians can “fit” as embedded learners, connectors and collaborators within the MOOC learning environment. Q & A to follow.Program Take-Aways
- Participants will gain an understanding of what MOOCs are, what they offer, and how they compare to traditional methods of instruction.
- Participants will learn a variety of roles that information professionals can play within MOOCs based on research and the experience of presenters as MOOC teachers, facilitators and students.
- Participants will have the chance to ask questions of presenters to more concretely link the proposed roles with their individual experiences with MOOCs.
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
This was officially my first Canadian library Staff Development Day. Thanks to everyone at the Chatham-Kent Public Library for such a warm welcome and response to my talk.
The slides are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensChathamKentStaff.pdf
Greetings from Chatham, Ontario. Last night I gave a presentation for assembled members of the library board, community leaders and guests. The discussion was most wonderful!
Here are the slides:
Thanks to all who attended!
Submissions deadline this Friday, 11 April 2014
This is the final call for speakers for this year’s Internet Librarian International- THE innovation and technology conference attracting hundreds of global library and information professionals each year.
The full Call for Speakers is available here.
Taking place in London on 20 – 22 October 2014, we’re seeking international case studies, How-Tos and discussions in a variety of new formats – see below – that promote the exchange of knowledge and experience, and demonstrate how you are using transformative new ideas and services to make a positive impact on your organisation. Under the theme, Positive Change: Creating Real Impactwe’re looking for a range of presentation formats, including:
- 30-minute scene-setting themed papers
- 15-minute case study presentations
- Teachmeet/unconference contributors
- Workshop leaders
The submissions deadline is this Friday, 11 April 2014 so don’t delay! Now’s the time to share your expertise, and be a part of this influential and forward-thinking event – Submit today.
I am excited to be speaking at the Public Library Conference in Indianapolis. See you there!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
04:15 PM – 05:15 PM
Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond
This presentation will explore emerging models of connected, open learning—offered for free— with great potential for staff and the public. Can we support students of all kinds in Massive Open Online Courses? What’s the potential for professional development and lifelong learning when courses can gather the best of the best in a field and offer experiences and exploration anywhere? This session will explore new ideas and thinking about learning at the library.
Note: any #hyperlibMOOC participants attending, please say hello. I have name tag ribbons and Stickygrams for you.