MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published: July 1, 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is an illuminating and promising new book relating to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Distance learning technology has rapidly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the Internet provides forms of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are hardly any trends in electronic education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on recorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are an effort to respond to global increases in the demand for edification and online education. These massive open online courses are unmistakably a powerful change agent influencing blended learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education researches opportunities in blended learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This edited collection describes numerous historical trends in massive online courses (MOOC). This interesting book also considers open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. To learn more see this e-learning website.