Sorry that the blog has been a bit quiet this past week – I’ve been snowed under with editing for the “Students in the Stacks” issue of Library Life – which I’m really looking forward to putting out next Tuesday, 26th March – and judging the Summer in the Library photo competition; the winners will be announced in Library Life on Tuesday also! And in-between I’ve been trying to write my research proposal 🙂 Anyway, moving right along…
The link I shared yesterday about “The Hyper-linked Library” MOOC with Michael Stephens and Kyle Jones seemed to be very popular and I had some e-mail correspondence with people in NZ who are interested in attending. BTW, if you didn’t know already, Michael Stephens (Tame the Web Founder) is a keynote speaker for LIANZA Conference 2013 – so we get to hear him in real life!!
That got me thinking –
- how many of you have enrolled in MOOCs or other online professional development opportunities?
- What’s the most valuable online professional development opportunity/event/network you have found?
- Would you be interested in having a section of the blog devoted to linking to these free online professional development opportunities?
I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts and links to content/courses you have found useful.
And some more related questions:
- how do you find online professional development compared to face-to-face?
- Do you prefer one over the other or like an equal mixture of both?
- And how do you decide which ones to attend?
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts!