[Libs-Or] SJSU information school offers new future-focused MOOC

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Tue Jun 3 12:37:29 PDT 2014

Information Professionals Explore Technology Trends in New Emerging Future


Your opportunities for professional development at the San Jose State
University (SJSU) School of Library and Information Science continue to
expand with the addition of a new and future-focused Massive Open Online
Course (MOOC).


The new MOOC, entitled, “
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/emerging-future-mooc> Emerging
Future: Technology Issues and Trends,” aims to explore the impact of new
technologies while introducing participants to important issues, emerging
trends, and the skills necessary to plan effectively for the future. It
begins this fall, and
nds> registration is now open.


As a participant, you will experience an interactive online learning
environment via a wide range of tools and diverse materials (e.g., freely
accessible readings, recorded presentations, and online videos), and you’ll
have an opportunity to:


*	Explore the current technological environment
*	Become immersed in the literature and practices of current futurists
*	Select appropriate resources to use in planning for new technologies
*	Discuss key impact factors and trends affecting our personal and
global existence
*	Engage with peers and instructors, heightening their learning and
taking full advantage of this professional development opportunity
*	Earn badges and MOOC certification on completion of activities
related to each of the modules


 <https://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=almans> Dr. Sue Alman,
a lecturer at the SJSU information school and an expert in both futurism and
online learning, created the “Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends”
MOOC based on her “Exploring Future Technologies” LIBR 281 seminar offered
to graduate students in the school’s 100% online
s> Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. She is
co-teaching with
<https://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=jumbaj> Jen Jumba, a
public librarian who also teaches courses in the school’s MLIS program.


According to Alman, “There are dozens of categories that have been targeted
for major research initiatives, and the results will have theoretical and
practical effects on the ways in which libraries and archives strategically
plan for the future. Some of these areas include astrophysics, big data,
cybersecurity, transportation, robotics, agriculture, and many more.”


The rapid development of new technologies also has enormous impact on the
future of individuals and information organizations. Alman added,
“Professionals who have traditional library and archives roles must be aware
of the information and technological advances in order to assist users, and
they must be prepared for exciting new positions in all types of


Knowing who and what to watch will keep you informed on the latest
technology issues and trends that will impact the future. Reserve your spot
nds>  for this future-focused MOOC.


Sign Up Now


The “Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends” MOOC is
open to everyone as a professional development opportunity. The MOOC does
not offer academic credit. The class will run from Sept. 22, 2014 to Nov. 2,
2014. Enrollment is capped at 500 students, and participants will be
registered on a first-come, first-served basis. 



The  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/> School of Library and Information Science at
San Jose State University (SJSU) prepares individuals for careers in the
information professions. Graduates work in diverse areas, such as website
design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic
records management, and librarianship. The SJSU information school offers
several  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/prospective-students/choose-your-program>
online educational programs, including a Master’s Degree in Library and
Information Science, which is
fully accredited by the American Library Association, a Master’s Degree in
Archives and Records Administration, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in
Library and Information Science. All programs are delivered online, and the
SJSU information school is a
ward-honoring-innovation-online-learning> recognized leader in online
education. For more information about the school, please visit:
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu> http://slisweb.sjsu.edu




Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Library and Information Science

San José State University

One Washington Square, Clark Hall 420A

San José, CA 95192-0029

Direct: 408-924-2465

Nicole.Purviance at sjsu.edu

 <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/> slisweb.sjsu.edu


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