It may be a fun word to say, but that little acronym is changing how we approach education. I took my first MOOC this fall (a programming course), and as a student, it was a worthwhile experience. I’m also signed up to take the E-Learning and Digital Cultures course that starts at the end of January (and will most likely be wrapping up during the camp).
I’d like to convene a discussion group at camp around MOOCs to discuss our experiences with them (as student, instructor and librarian). Some possible topics for discussion include (we certainly do not have to limit ourselves to these topics):
1. How has experience in a MOOC changed your approach to library instruction or reference service?
2. What MOOC platforms work best for learning? What would be your ideal MOOC platform?
3. What should the future business model of the MOOC be? Paid? Free? Hybrid?
4. What subjects do you feel lend themselves best to the MOOC? Why?