I’ve been taking a Coursera MOOC and have been thinking a lot about how libraries can utilize elements from some of these new educational models. Daphne Koller, one of the founders of Coursera, discussed in recent TED Talk a key difference between face to face learning and online education models. Massive online courses, like the Introduction [...]
I wrote up a case study titled Advanced Twitter Search for social monitoring and patron interaction for inclusion as additional online material for Ned Potter’s recent book The Library Marketing Toolkit. I’d strongly encourage you to check out his book and other case studies. Also the type of monitoring discussed in this case study is what led [...]
I am now in my fourth week of a Coursera course called Introduction to Finance. It’s a massively open online course (MOOC) that I am taking with thousands of other people from places like Ukraine, Malaysia, Indore, and Bogota. The class involves video lectures, working through problems, discussion forums with other classmates, quizzes, and even [...]
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