THATCamp Libraries Boston 2013

THATCamp is The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an unconference where digital humanists and technologist come together on a given topic to build the unconference, learn from and educate each other.   THATCamps are inexpensive, collaborative, informal, online and open to all - and so much more

At THATCamp Libraries 2013 in Boston, I convened a discussion group on the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC).   Some of the questions we explored in the group included:  

  • What obligations do libraries have to students in MOOC courses? In academia, this can mean non-matriculated students in MOOC courses hosted by the institution, and matriculated students taking MOOC courses not hosted by their parent university. ​
  • What criteria could be used to evaluate MOOCs, and how could student evaluations be structured? 
  • What can we learn about the future of the MOOC from the recent failures of MOOCs at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine
  • How has your experience in a MOOC changed your approach to library instruction or reference service? 

It was a great discussion group (I wish it could have lasted longer); my thanks to all who attended.   View my discussion group notes here.  

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