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ALCTS Webinar: MOOCs: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country
and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This
series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the
complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and
faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and
intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the
future may hold for MOOCs.

The webinar series will conclude on December 11, 2013 with a presentation
by Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group
at Microsoft Research. Are MOOCs here to stay, or are they a flash in the
pan? The MOOC movement is still in its infancy. Jonathan will let us know
whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.

Who should attend? Librarians, library administrators, and library
educators interested in supporting and enhancing libraries’ preparation of
and participation in MOOCs.

Presenter: Jonathan Grudin is a principal researcher at Microsoft and an
affiliate professor at the University of Washington Information School.
Prior to joining Microsoft’s Collaboration and Educational Technology group
in 1998, he was professor of information and computer science at the
University of California, Irvine. He worked on designing and assessing
streaming media prototype systems for several years, then shifted to focus
on enterprise adoption (or lack thereof) of new communication technologies
– blogs, wikis, social networking sites, and others.


Single Webinar Registration Fees:  Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ;
Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International

Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series

For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to
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ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

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all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie
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