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Hyperlinke​d Library MOOC at SJSU SLIS Begins this Fall

Here’s something interesting if you want to experience a new MOOC in the field of libraries (open and free):

Hyperlinke​d Library MOOC at SJSU SLIS Begins this Fall

http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/hyperlinked-library-mooc

In an effort to share insight regarding some of the latest trends in the information profession with individuals from across the globe, the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) will be offering a massive open online course (MOOC) in the fall.
The open online course will bring individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions together in an interactive online learning environment. SJSU SLIS award-winning instructors will spearhead this professional development opportunity. The MOOC is available to the public for free, and anyone can register. MOOC students will not receive college credit.
The information school’s first open online course, the Hyperlinked Library MOOC, will begin September 3, 2013, and it explores how libraries are using emerging technologies to serve their communities.
The MOOC parallels content offered in a Hyperlinked Library Seminar taught by assistant professor Dr. Michael Stephens in the fully online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program and fully online Post-Master’s Certificate  program at SJSU SLIS. Stephens and SJSU SLIS lecturer Kyle Jones, along with course assistants, will be the instructors for the Hyperlinked Library MOOC.
Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in more than 27 states and eight countries, including a research tour of Australia and presentations for the U.S. embassies in Germany and Turkey. He has authored numerous articles, and he currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal magazine, exploring issues, ideas, and emerging trends in library and information science education.
Jones is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and teaches on topics related to digital tools, trends, and controversies. He is the author of several publications, including a book chapter in “The LIS Professional Commons and the Online Networked Practitioner” with Stephens.The term “Hyperlinked Library” describes how our connected world is transforming 21st Century libraries into participatory, playful, and user-centered spaces while upholding traditional values. It encompasses both physical and virtual space, as well as many types of libraries.
For example, during the 2009 Australian School Library Association conference in Perth, Stephens presented the Hyperlinked Library model to teacher librarians. “School librarians could use the model to extend support for learning beyond the walls of the school library and engage with students, teachers, and administrators in an open, transparent manner wherever the learning takes place,” wrote Stephens in his Hyperlinked Library TTW whitepaper.He further explained, “Hyperlinked library services are born from careful trend-spotting, an application of the foundational tenets of librarianship and an informed understanding of emerging technologies’ societal and cultural impact.”More information about the Hyperlinked Library:

Read more about the Hyperlinked Library model on Stephens’ blog, “Tame the Web.
Download the Hyperlinked Library whitepaper written by Stephens.
Watch a recording of Stephens’ Hyperlinked Library presentation at the 2012 California Library Association Conference.

 

MOOC students will have the opportunity to explore the Hyperlinked Library model through recorded presentations and other content, as well as practical assignments that encourage students to apply what they are learning. For example, students will expand their learning by developing an emerging technologies plan and social media policy. Badges will be awarded as students move through the course, culminating with a certificate of completion.
Stephens developed and created the Hyperlinked Library course over the last few years, drawing on experiences working with libraries located across North America and internationally, including Germany, Australia, Turkey, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He will pull in global experts and resources as part of the Hyperlinked Library MOOC learning experience.
Individuals interested in registering for the Hyperlinked Library MOOC are encouraged to immediately sign up for the course. An interest list is currently being formed, and the first 400 individuals to sign up will have priority registration.

About SJSU SLIS The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a recognized leader in online learning and is a member of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) and Quality Matters. In 2012, the School’s online programs received a score in the exemplary range according to the Sloan-C Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs.
SJSU SLIS prepares individuals for professional careers in the information profession. The information school offers the following online educational programs:

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Teacher Librarian Program
Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA)
Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science
San Jose Gateway PhD Program
Hyperlinked Library MOOC

For more information about the nationally ranked school, please visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu

Hyperlinked Library MOOC

http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/hyperlinked-library-mooc

What emerging trends are changing library services? What does the connected world of “continuous computing” mean for 21st Century libraries? The Hyperlinked Library MOOC offered by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University provides a roadmap toward becoming a participatory, interactive, user-centered library.

The Hyperlinked Library MOOC is a professional development opportunity designed for information professionals and those interested in the topic. The MOOC is not offered for academic credit. SJSU SLIS graduate students who participate in the MOOC will not receive credit toward their master’s degrees.

Course Description

The term “Hyperlinked Library” describes how our connected world is transforming 21st Century libraries into participatory, playful, and user-centered spaces while upholding traditional values. It encompasses both physical and virtual space, as well as many types of libraries.

The Hyperlinked Library MOOC will examine various participatory theories of library service, the impact of emerging technologies on libraries, and the growing focus on a creation/curation culture. Students will explore the definition of participatory service, some key trends that impact the Hyperlinked Library model, and examine what the shift means for libraries and information work in today’s digital information age.

Students will experience an interactive online learning environment via a wide range of tools and diverse materials (e.g., freely accessible readings, recorded presentations from practitioners, and online videos). Students will be encouraged to explore these resources and engage with peers and instructors, heightening their learning and taking full advantage of this professional development opportunity.

SJSU SLIS assistant professor Michael Stephens developed and created the Hyperlinked Library course over the last few years, drawing on experiences working with libraries located across North America and internationally, including Germany, Australia, Turkey, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He will pull in global experts and resources as part of the Hyperlinked Library MOOC learning experience.

Assignments

MOOC students will expand their learning by completing assignments such as:
Director’s brief – an overview of the origins and usage of emerging technologies in libraries and information environments
Emerging technologies plan – a roadmap for implementing emerging technologies
Social media policy – guidelines on how to use social media
Community engagement plan – strategies and ideas for serving our members

Instructors

SJSU SLIS assistant professor Michael Stephens, PhD, and lecturer Kyle Jones, MLIS, along with course assistants, will be the instructors for the Hyperlinked Library MOOC. Both instructors also teach in the fully online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the SJSU School of Library and Information Science.

Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in more than 27 states and eight countries, including a research tour of Australia and presentations for the U.S. embassies in Germany and Turkey. He has authored numerous articles, and he currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal magazine, exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information science education.

Jones is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and teaches on topics related to digital tools, trends, and controversies. He is the author of several publications, including a book chapter in “The LIS Professional Commons and the Online Networked Practitioner” with Stephens.

Assessment

The Hyperlinked Library MOOC is a not for credit professional development learning experience. This course emphasizes student involvement and fosters an open and welcoming environment of thoughtful dialogue. Students are encouraged to participate in online discussions, collaborate with other students on assignments, and provide commentary on each other’s work.

Instructors will provide informal assessment of course assignments with students earning badges as they move through the course. MOOC students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of required components of the course.

Schedule

The Hyperlinked Library MOOC begins in fall 2013.
Duration: 12 weeks
First day of class: September 3, 2013
Last day of class: November 23, 2013

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