Because MOOCs are so adaptable and budget-friendly, they are an excellent consideration for librarians who wish to further their education. Some MOOCs are active and have specific enrollment periods, while others are archieved. The main difference between these formats is that an active course offers opportunities for student interaction and graded assessments, whereas an archived course is static, self-paced, and has no assessments. In addition, active MOOCs sometimes offer various types of formal recognition upon successful course completion, such as a Statement of Accomplishment or Badge (free of charge) or certificate (usually at a cost).
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The academic world is certainly abuzz about MOOCs, and while, from a public library perspective, I find the concept of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) both interesting and exciting in terms of the possibilities, on an a conceptual level, they seem simply an organic extension of services the library already provides. If there is a […]