My New LibGuide On #MOOCs

MOOC Wordle

MOOC Wordle courtesy of the University of Iowa, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Discussions about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been all over Twitter the past year, particularly since the launch of Coursera in April 2012.

I sit on the Academic Senate IT Committee at Cal State Fullerton, where we have recently started our own discussion about MOOCs — what they are, what are the key issues and concerns, how they compare to our own CSU system’s newly launched Cal State Online (not a MOOC), and what impact MOOCs might have on online teaching and learning. To bring everyone on the committee up to speed about MOOCs, I created a MOOCs LibGuide this month, which I thought might be of interest to the larger education community.

LibGuide: MOOCs

Access my MOOCs LibGuide by clicking on the image, or going directly to: http://libraryguides.fullerton.edu/moocs/.

MOOCs Background

If the concept of MOOCs is a new one to you, I suggest you start with this excellent intro video by Dave Cormier, the Manager of web communications and innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. (Excuse the wonky width on the YouTube video. Our LibGuides have a wider content area than does my blog.)

MOOCs News

I have also curated a recommended reading list that you can follow directly from my Zotero library.

MOOCs Discussion Groups

And I note some active MOOCs-related groups on Google+ Communities, LinkedIn Groups, and Facebook Groups.

Guide Updates

Since this is such a hot evolving topic, you can expect this guide to be frequently updated. So I encourage you to subscribe to ince my LibGuide RSS feed!

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