Thursday, July 18, 2013

Maps and Geospatial Revolution MOOC - Discussion Sections Sponsored by Clark Library

Professor Anthony Robinson from Penn State’s Geography Department is teaching the world’s first MOOC* about geospatial technology! The course is offered on Coursera, which also hosts University of Michigan courses.

* A MOOC is a massive open online course.

The class just started on Wednesday, July 17th, and is 5 weeks long. The first quiz is due this coming Tuesday, July 23rd and there is still time to sign up! Go to for more information and to sign up.

Nicole Scholtz from the Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Spatial and Numeric Data will be hosting optional discussion sections each week on Monday from noon to 1 PM on the University of Michigan Campus in the Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Instruction Lab (on the 1st floor).

The MOOC is intended to be an entirely online experience, and these discussion sections are optional and just an additional way to connect with the material and with fellow learners.

Discussion section dates:
Monday, July 22nd
Monday, July 29th
Monday, August 5th
Monday, August 12th
Monday, August 19th

To receive reminders about the discussion section, sign up at

You do not have to sign up or RSVP in any way - just show up on any Monday.

For more information, email Nicole at nscholtz at