ERIC Number: EJ1058382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course
Stephens, Michael; Jones, Kyle M. L.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v9 n1-2 p133-147 2015
From the cutting edge of innovations in online education comes the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. What's the role of librarians in a MOOC? What can librarians learn from participating in a large-scale professional development opportunity delivered in an open environment to illuminate their own practice? This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of librarians and information professionals participating in an LIS-centered MOOC taught by the authors. We will share insights gained from active participants in the course as they encounter this emerging landscape.
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Librarians, Role, Librarian Attitudes, Professional Development, Higher Education, College Libraries, Online Surveys, Likert Scales, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California