Much Ado About MOOCs

If you are a reader of Tame the Web (who isn’t?), you probably need no introduction to Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). But at San Jose State University, where I am a student, MOOCs have been a hot topic of conversation ever since the philosophy department penned an open letter decrying the university’s agreement with edX.

MOOC Hysteria

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From my email inbox today: “It is estimated 1 exabyte (EB) of data is created on the Internet every day and contains the equivalent amount of information as ~250 million DVDs. The volume of government data the NSA (National Security Agency) or FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) have on people altogether is sometimes described by data scientists in terms of Yottabytes (or 10^6 EBs). In the future, Brontobytes (or 10^3 Yottabytes) are expected to describe the volume of sensor data created by devices and machines.”

HP brontobyte

ALASC Member Interest Survey

SJSU SLIS students: Are you an ALA member? Make your voices heard by taking the ALA Student Chapter’s Member Interest Survey. We want to hear what you want and need to get the most out of your ALA membership, and your preferences regarding events, information and resources for the coming year.

Once you complete the survey, you can view the results and see what others are saying!