MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a compelling and promising edited collection related to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs). Online learning technology has quickly developed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach people all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the World Wide Web makes available powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for technology-enhanced learning. There are scarcely any trends in digital e-learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. We can no longer cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an answer to recent increases in the demand for teaching and distance learning. Massively open online courses are absolutely becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in online education technology. MOOCs and Open Education deals with the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Book analyzes numerous far-reaching advancements in MOOC classes. This enlightening new book also studies education resources and online education issues. To learn more please go to this open educational resources website.