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 is an illuminating and promising edited collection relevant to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OERs). Digital educational technology has swiftly developed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach students all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway makes available practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for electronic educational technology. There are not many trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. It has become impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a response to dramatic increases in the demand for e-learning and digital learning. These massive open online courses are clearly a powerful change agent influencing elearning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education researches the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This book addresses dozens of noteworthy advancements in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This engaging new book also analyzes open education resources (OER) and online education subjects. For more details see this distance learning website.