New forms of e- learning are proliferating. All around the world Educators are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Fast paced developments in e-learning pedagogy and technology and have pushed institutions to deal with a variety of new issues. Accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, motivation and attrition are among the important topics that need to be addressed. What are the outcomes of these online learning initiatives? What are the delivery platforms that are delivering these massive open online courses? What are the different assessment schemes that are being developed? What are the interaction possibilities between students and instructors? What are the different business models which organizations including edX, Coursera, Udemy, and Udacity are employing? What are the controversies that should be discussed for these MOOCs to be more successful? What are the issues that should be addressed? How can massive open online courses be improved? There is a need to better understand how these MOOCs and OERs are being conducted in different regions all around the world.
To meet this growing demand for knowledge the new book MOOCs and Open Education Around the World documents implementations of MOOCs and other open education initiatives. This important new book about MOOCs also explores the potential of this rapidly evolving e-learning technology. This definitive new edited collection illuminates MOOCs and other open education resource topics. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World shares the latest research findings, and provides suggestions and practical recommendations for the near future.
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