MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 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 a thought-provoking and promising new book related to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Education has swiftly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach humans in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the World Wide Web offers powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online education technology. There are hardly any trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOCs are based on video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are an answer to global increases in the demand for schooling and education. These online MOOCs are clearly a relevant change agent influencing distance learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education discusses the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge edited collection explores several meaningful gains in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This appealing new book also researches open educational resources and online education issues. To find out more see this open educational resources website.