MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 interesting and promising new edited collection relating to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Distance learning technology has quickly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach learners in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web makes available potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for technology-enhanced learning. There are hardly any trends in education over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It has become impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side response to decades-long increases in the demand for instruction and e-learning. MOOCs are decidedly becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in digital educational technology. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World talks about the current state of digital learning and open education in general. This book addresses dozens of critical developments in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This engaging new book also considers open education resources (OER) and online education issues. To learn more visit this book about open education website.