Workshop #TBT: MOOCs: A Programming Opportunity for Public Libraries

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Dorothy Pawlowski, Head of Adult Services at the Ridgefield Library joined LILRC for an engaging and extremely informative presentation on MOOCs.

If you’re thinking to yourself: MOOCs?  What’s that?  Then today’s Workshop #TBT is perfect for you!  During this training session, Dorothy discussed the astronomical growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for MOOCs.  By sharing her experiences, she provided attendees with first-hand insight into the complexity of the MOOC movement as based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library, which incorporated a Coursera MOOC entitled, The Fiction of Relationship.  Attendees learned about the Library’s experience and how public libraries can provide the perfect venue for a MOOC meet-up.

MOOCsSpecial thanks to Dorothy, the Shelter Rock Public Library for hosting the event, and to all who attended.

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