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 an educative and promising new edited collection relating to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Online education technology has rapidly progressed in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach humans all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway offers powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are not too many trends in distance learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side effort to respond to recent increases in the demand for e-learning and education. Massive open online courses are definitely becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in learning technology. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World analyzes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge edited collection studies several remarkable gains in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This appealing new book also discusses open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. For more information please see this books about open education website.