Your Name and Title:  Dr. Valerie Hill

Library, School, or Organization Name:  Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies

Co-Presenter Name(s):  Ilene Frank, Michelle Keba

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Texas

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience(s):  Academic Librarians, School Librarians, SLIS Educators

Short Session Description (one line): MOOCs and Constructivist Information Literacy

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):  As MOOCs (massive open online courses) and open source content continue to emerge as potential learning opportunities in digital culture, librarians must explore new tools for promoting information literacy skills that assure critical thinking and evaluation of resources for the next generation of learners.  Constructivist learning theory promotes a philosophy of collaboration which is rapidly expanding on a global scale.  This session will share both pros and cons of MOOCs alongside best practices for understanding information literacy needs in new media formats.

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