I am a big fan of MOOCs, I think being able to learn about things I’m interested in at my own pace, often for free, is pretty amazing.
Recently, I have completed several MOOCs on a variety of topics including serious gaming, reputation management in a digital world and concepts in game development. I am currently enrolled in a MOOC about gamification and another on writing for the web.
While searching for more MOOCs to work on through the university break, I came across a couple of GLAM related ones that I thought I would share here. Some are active; you can complete assessments and claim certificates to add to your LinkedIn profile or professional website (if you’re happy to pay for them). Some are archived; you can still access all the course content at your own pace, but you cannot complete assessment (in most cases) or claim a certificate.
- Research Data Management and Sharing is a MOOC with frequent start dates, the next being January 30th 2017. I’ll be taking this MOOC during its next offering.
- Copyright for Educators & Librarians begins on January 16th 2017. It is US focused, but I still think it will be a great way to get a working understanding of copyright and its impact on librarians.
- Power Searching and Advance Power Searching are two self-paced courses offered by Google desgined to help you become a Goggle Search Jedi.
- Introduction to Digital Curation 2016 was run by the University College London. It is in an archived state now; but you can still access the course material and read the discussion boards. I am currently working on this one and so far, it’s been very interesting!
- Library Advocacy Unshushed is now an archived MOOC, but you can still work through all the material.
- A while ago, R. David Lankes, author of The New Librarianship Field Guide and upcoming NLS8 keynotes speaker offered a MOOC called The New Librarianship Master Class. The MOOC is now finished, but Lankes has kindly achieved it on his site. You can access all the modules and materials for the MOOC but no live discussion boards or assessments are supported.
If you know of any other GLAM related MOOCs, let me know. I’d be keen to add them to the to do pile.
Go forth and learn!