(2 October 2013) The study looks closely both at UK college plans to develop MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and to use the MOOCs from other institutions in their curricula. The report helps its readers to answer questions such as: How many colleges accept credits for taking MOOCs? How many have plans to accept such credits in the future and under what conditions? How are colleges supplementing MOOCs with tutoring, online peer groups and instructors to increase their effectiveness? How many colleges are developing their own MOOCs? How many are approaching the major MOOC vendors? Which vendors are favored? How many colleges are establishing task forces to look into or develop MOOCs and how extensive is this effort in terms of staff time and funding? What is the relationship between MOOC development and use and lecture capture technology? What are colleges doing with the lectures that they are now frequently recording and archiving?
Another recent publication from Primary Research Group is The Survey of Academic
Librarians: Satisfaction with Library Employment. It presents the results of a survey of 555 academic librarians about how they view various aspects of their treatment as employees, their career prospects and their relationship with faculty, students, and library administration.
Another new title is The Survey of Academic Library Use of Lecture Capture Technology which looks closely at the growing role of the academic library in lecture capture technologies now widely deployed across higher education to capture, preserve, and capitalize on the enormous intellectual property embodied in millions of higher education course sessions. The report looks at how academic libraries are themselves using lecture capture in information literacy and other applications, and also how they are playing a role in providing metadata, archiving, technology, and education services to other end users of lecture capture technology in higher education.
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