MOOCs as access to information in developing countries: new ways to utilize ICTs to help meet challenges in the education sector

Dear colleagues:

The presentation, “MOOCs as access to information in developing countries: new ways to utilize ICTs to help meet challenges in the education sector,” part of the CPDWL Programme “MOOCs: opportunities and challenges for libraries” at the WLIC 2014 in Lyon, is now on the IFLA Library.  You can access the paper in English and Spanish.  The Power Point Presentation is available here.

This paper includes a general overview of MOOCs in countries in the process of development or transition. Examples of webinars, which have become the online alternative to MOOCs developed by and for library professionals, are shared. Benefits such as participating of MOOCs anywhere at any time, and challenges such as connectivity are discussed. As well as research which is an important part of the process to identify topics for the classes. How to develop MOOCs and best practices are considered with the purpose of providing resources to establish successful projects involving multi-ethnic populations.

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