Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course

Stephens, M., & Jones, K. M. L., Emerging roles: Key insights from librarians in a massive open online course. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2014

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Michael Stephens

San Jose State University - School of Library & Information Science

Kyle M. L. Jones

Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Date Written: February 13, 2014

Abstract

From the cutting edge of innovations in online education comes the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. What’s the role of librarians in a MOOC? What can librarians learn from participating in a large-scale professional development opportunity delivered in an open environment to illuminate their own practice? This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of librarians/information professionals participating in an LIS-centered MOOC taught by the authors.

Keywords: MOOC, cMOOC, Library and Information Science, Professional Development

JEL Classification: I2

Suggested Citation

Stephens, Michael and Jones, Kyle, Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course (February 13, 2014). Stephens, M., & Jones, K. M. L., Emerging roles: Key insights from librarians in a massive open online course. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2541901

Michael Stephens

San Jose State University - School of Library & Information Science ( email )

United States

Kyle Jones (Contact Author)

Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) ( email )

535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3103
United States

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