Innovative Work of University Libraries for Assisting MOOC Instruction



The rise and development of MOOC brings opportunities and challenges not only to the instruction and scientific research of the universities but also to the library daily work in China’s universities. On the basis of reviewing the birth and theoretical foundation of MOOC instruction, the relationship between university libraries and MOOC instruction is analyzed. Five aspects of university libraries’ innovative work in the MOOC era are put forward, which include carrying out all-round publicity and promotion, providing information sharing space combined with reality, improving the MOOC literacy of subject librarians, constructing MOOC course of “Information Retrieval”, and constructing the integration platform of MOOC courses. As an important teaching auxiliary department of university, libraries should continuously explore and innovate new method of work and service, and university librarians should make innovative efforts and obtain more professional abilities to assist MOOC instruction.


Innovative work; Massive open online course; University library

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