February 18, 2013
by Betsy Chapman
Our good friends at the ZSR Library are offering a MOOC just for WFU parents and alumni. What is a MOOC, you ask? It is a Massive Open Online Course. Wikipedia defines it this way: “A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aiming at large-scale participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are a recent development in distance education using open educational resources. They are similar to college courses, but typically do not offer academic credit.”
Wake Forest parents and alumni are invited to participate in our very own MOOC. ZSRx: The Cure for the Common Web, is a free online course designed to be a fun, collaborative environment for exploring tools and techniques for using the web to increase your productivity, your search effectiveness, your evaluation skills, and your awareness of issues related to privacy on the web.
Through four weekly, low-intensity, self-paced modules, combined with engaging interactions with your fellow participants and the librarians at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, you’ll find yourself becoming a better Googler, a more critical consumer of online information, and more aware of some online tools for making your life simpler.
The course will run for four weeks, beginning on March 18th. Sign up today!
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.