Tuesday, February 4, 2014

There is an increasing interest among libraries concerning MOOCs, and a number of questions: Do MOOCs have the potential to become part of information literacy programmes? In how far do they offer new opportunities? Two studies have been published recently which could be helpful: Rebecca Griffith (MOOCs in the Classroom, http://www.sr.ithaka.org/blog-individual/moocs-classroom ) discusses where and how students can receive credits for MOOCs, and asks in how far learning agendas have to be changed. An online survey conducted at the University of Pennsylvania (The MOOC Phenomenon: Who takes massive open online courses and why? - http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2350964) gives insight into learners’ experiences with MOOCs at Coursera.