Friday, October 21, 2011

MOOC/Librarian connection

I put together a MOOC/librarian concept map for a conference on professional development for academic librarians. My professional focus is information literacy instruction, which the map reflects. I'm mixing and matching ACRL and SCONUL views of info lit, so I apologize to any purists. I may be missing some important connections due to my focus. I would appreciate any comments, suggestions or input.


  1. Nice.

    I'm wondering how the 'information literacy' elements (in blue, at right) connect up with the properties of a MOOC - or do they?

  2. I couldn't think of a good way to draw that without making it a plate of spaghetti.
    Determining information need ties into Cormier's "skim and dive" concept. To deal with the massive amount of content, one has to decide what one wants out of a MOOC and focus on that.
    Participants bring content into MOOCs, adding to what the facilitators provide. This is the find/acess component.
    Analyzing applies to the two previous components, in the skim/dive and in deciding what to bring in to the course.
    Using and creating are the feed-forward aspect. People create their own info artifacts - blog posts, videos, images, etc. - and add them into the content mix.
    Organizing information is something facilitators do in putting a course together. It's something participants do in managing content, and in creating/communicating.
    Communicating is the particpatory aspect of MOOCs - all the sharing and discussing that goes on.

  3. Seems like the "map" has disappeared from the Dropbox folder - could you please make it available again?