Report on types of MOOC support offered by libraries

(3 April 2015) The edX Library Collaboration has published a report resulting from a project in which librarians at 39 higher education institutions were interviewed about how they were supporting MOOCs. The institutions were mostly in North America, but with some from Australia, China and Europe, and they were almost all using either edX or Coursera (with one using the Futurelearn MOOC platform).

They identified that libraries were supporting MOOCs by: Copyright Clearance; Open content promotion; Licensing resources; Instructional support; Production support; in some cases with a general support model (e.g. a librarian assigned to each MOOC).

The report details are:O’Brien, L. et al (2014) Working Group on Models for Course Support and Library Engagement Report. edX

The full announcement from the information literacy blogspot with a link to the report is here.