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Title:Development of MOOCs in library and information science education
Author(s):Zhang, Jinchao; Luo, Bo
Library and information science education
iSchool MOOCs
MOOC practice
Abstract:Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gaining popularity in Library and Information Science (LIS) field. Some LIS schools have offered content for learners and practitioners worldwide. Little comparable data of MOOCs in LIS education is existing. In order to predict the feature and the trend of MOOC practice in LIS education, a total of 146 MOOCs provided by iSchool members were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively in terms of number, content and continuity. The results suggest that compared to the academic community, LIS faculty are hesitant to offer MOOCs, and less than one third of iSchools have involved in the practice. LIS MOOCs put more emphasis on the pragmatic content regarding the topics. ISchool MOOCs suffer unavailability issues, which may negatively impact their long-term development. The findings provide insights for the new entrants who are developing or plan to offer MOOCs, as well as the learners who are in pursue of diverse and flexible education in LIS field.
Issue Date:2019-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2019 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Jinchao Zhang and Bo Luo
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-03-22

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