Digital Presentation: Facilitating Participatory Communities

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the fantastic SFU Public Square events, part of my university’s demonstrated commitment to engaging with the world. You can read more about the events here.

A number of us were invited to make brief presentations on our Big Ideas for Libraries in Communities, and it proved to be an incredibly diverse and stimulating evening of ideas and discussion. It certainly made me proud to be a librarian and part of the SFU family. Hopefully it will be just the beginning!

Here’s my presentation from the event:

A lot of people seemed to be interested, and the presenters have been invited to submit an application for funding from the Vancouver Foundation to make it happen, so… who knows? Maybe we’ll be able to MOOC it up in libraries!

References

About Coursera (Content-based MOOC)

About DS106 (Task-based MOOC)

About Openness in Education (Network-based MOOC)

Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age

Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What’s the Difference?

Participatory networks: the library as conversation

Three Kinds of MOOCs

Why MOOCs Work

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