Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success


Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. P2PU developed a Learning Circles Facilitator Handbook — with the input of CPL librarians — which gives facilitators the tools they need to run a program. Learning Circles introduced her to MOOCs for the first time, and she appreciated the feedback from her peers and facilitators in a small group setting.


Leveling Up Language Learners’ 21st-Century Skills with Minecraft


Once we introduced Minecraft to our learning program, I witnessed several reluctant readers pore over English-language handbooks and websites in pursuit of deeper knowledge of the game, translating to each other and pooling their linguistic resources to come to a common understanding of the text. Minecraft MOOC EVO Minecraft MOOC YouTube. “Can we set the story in Minecraft?” We had been working for several weeks on a storytelling unit in my ESL classes in 2012.

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Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

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I had some experience from writing the senior course handbooks and running the laborites at Waikato University for microprocessor applications, and application-specific integrated circuits, so I was also influenced by my lecturer who, like me, has a passion for learning. The power of the Internet, and social collaboration tools like Skype and MOOC’s, allow students access to any knowledge they desire.