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 dramatic and promising new edited collection having to do with massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Education has rapidly grown in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the World Wide Web offers potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning. There are not many trends in online education over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It has become impossible to cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on recorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side answer to increases in the demand for e-learning and blended learning. These massive online courses are unquestionably becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in elearning technology. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World examines the current state of education and open educational resources (OER) in general. This Routledge edited collection explores quite a few crucial improvements in MOOC courses. This interesting new book also researches open educational resources (OER) and online education issues. For more info please visit this distance learning book website.