The EMMA MOOC “Digital Library in principle and practice” starting on 12 April is intended to help learners understand what a digital library is, how it works and how collections can be used and reused. This MOOC will answer four fundamental questions:
- What is a digital library?
- How can I use a digital library for learning?
- How can I create a digital library?
- How can I associate resources and tools to support learners needs?
Participants will learn how to browse digital libraries, to create and curate a digital library and how to use and share digital resources in the classroom to support teaching and learning. They will understand the complexity of a digital library in terms and concepts, its functionalities but also its problems and controversial aspects. A basic introduction will be done to the legal framework, the curation of digital resources as well as the practical requirements and facilities of digital collections.
The MOOC will consist of video presentations, interviews with experts, practical activities as well as discussions among participants. Learners will also take part in peer reviewed assignments. You can enrol for this MOOC here and become part of an international community interested in digital libraries as learning spaces. Share ideas, thoughts and experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #DigitalLibraryLearning and in our Facebook group!