MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Chapman & Hall.
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 relating to massively open online courses and open educational resources. Online education has rapidly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach people all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway provides powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning. There are scarcely any trends in elearning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. We can no longer cover 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 prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a response to dramatic increases in the demand for tutoring and learning. These MOOC classes are a relevant change agent influencing blended learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World addresses the potential of online education to provide access to new opportunities. This 2015 Routledge edited collection analyzes many key developments in massively open online courses (MOOC). This scholarly new book also articulates open educational resources (OER) and online education issues. To find out more please go to this open educational books website.