MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015 – 396 pages.
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 significant and promising book relating to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER). Blended learning technology has swiftly evolved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach participants in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the Internet makes possible practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in elearning 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 these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are in response to decades-long increases in the demand for teaching and learning and digital learning. These MOOCs are undoubtedly becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in elearning technology. MOOCs and Open Education describes the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual teachers academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection describes numerous major advancements in massively open courses (MOOC). This exciting new book also studies educational resources and online education subjects. For more info see this open educational resources book website.