The Future? Open Online Courses and the Library

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The Future? Open Online Courses and the Library

Time: October 22, 2013 from 11am to 11:45am
Country: University of British Columbia
City/Town: Vancouver, Canada
Website or Map: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/201…
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: University of British Columbia Library
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2013

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Open access to research has become a core goal of academic libraries. The growth of open access initiatives, such as digital repositories, supports a very democratic notion of openly accessible publicly funded research. However, transitioning the support of open access initiatives to courses (e.g. LOOCs, MOOCs, e.g.) has been received with mixed views by librarians. Using current examples of courses at UBC, this session will explore open online courses and the future of library practice in these environments. This session will draw on participants ideas and opinions to further develop the dialogue on this issue.

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