Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The study examined the adoption and use of new learning web technologies such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Most significantly, MOOCs build on the engagement of learners who self-organized their participation according to learning goals, prior knowledge and skills, and common interests. MOOC is an online course with the option of free and open registration, a publicly shared curriculum, and open-ended outcomes. MOOCs integrate social networking, accessible online resources, and are facilitated by leading practitioners in the field of study. The paper discussed the importance of MOOCs to learning process, roles of MOOC in facilitating learning process, MOOCs as a potential of promoting lifelong learning, challenges and benefits of MOOCs. The paper concluded that, Information Communication Technology (ICTs) has changed the way activities are being undertaking the use of MOOCs in our tertiary institutions is becoming inevitable and necessary in order to give access to multiple users of learners. The paper recommended that, it is the role of the educators, teachers and education consultants to make them aware of all the possibilities for their future carrier and all librarians and library schools should embrace the use of this novel technology to increase and promote professional development of librarians across all sector.