Meg White (intro slides)
Rick Anderson (slides)
Lynn Sutton (slides)Meredith Schwartz (slides)
Massive Open Online Courses are disrupting the traditional view of learning and the academy. Using technology, high-quality courses taught by some of the brightest minds are now available to unprecedented numbers of students. The university now has the potential to be in the computer. And, if the university is truly in the computer, what does that mean for the library?
In this plenary session, Meredith Schwartz from Library Journal
will share highlights from her article Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries, with an emphasis on academic communities. Key topics will include definitions, current and future trends, and the potential impact of MOOCs on the library’s role, financials, policies, and collections. Learn more about this growing phenomenon and how your library can be involved. Ms. Schwartz will be joined by Lynn Sutton, PhD, Dean,
Z Smith Reynolds Library Wake Forest University
and Rick Anderson, Interim Dean, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, who will provide insights and comments on this topic from the front lines of their institutions.
Join us for this exciting session on one of the hottest topics effecting education today.