MOOCs: A path to success or a good way to ruin your weekends?
Hubbard, David E
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) came to prominence in 2012. This “disruptive technology” was hyped and expectations inflated, but then came disillusionment and now hopefully a more realistic view of their potential. This author believes MOOCs can provide a practical, inexpensive means of professional development for librarians. This presentation provides a brief overview of MOOCs, followed by the personal reflections of the author, a Science & Engineering Librarian, who has participated in MOOCs. Visualization software employed during a recent MOOC, which can be used to visualize bibliographic data from Web of Science, Scopus, MEDLINE, and other sources, will also be presented.