[Libs-Or] Hyperlinked Library MOOC at SJSU SLIS Begins this Fall

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Wed Mar 20 12:47:39 PDT 2013

Free Online Course Extends Learning to Individuals Across the Globe 


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 <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs>  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 <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/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
<http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=5174>  taught by
assistant professor Dr. Michael Stephens in the fully online Master of
Library and Information Science
s>  (MLIS) program and fully online Post-Master
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/post-masters-certificate> '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 <http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=stephensm>  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 <http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=jonesk>  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
<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensHyperlinkedLibrary2011.pdf> . 


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 <http://tametheweb.com/the-hyperlinked-library/> ."

.         Download the Hyperlinked Library whitepaper
<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensHyperlinkedLibrary2011.pdf>  written
by Stephens. 

.         Watch a recording
aries?width=720&height=600>  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


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


Individuals interested in registering
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/mooc-registration-process>  for the
Hyperlinked Library MOOC are encouraged to immediately sign up for the
course. An interest list
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/hyperlinked-library-mooc-0>  is currently being
formed, and the first 400 individuals to sign up will have priority



The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a
recognized leader in online learning
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/prospective-students/discover-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
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/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 <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/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:

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