MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 educative and promising new edited collection related to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources. Education has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach people all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the World Wide Web allows powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online education. There are not many trends in distance learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. We can no longer cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an effort to respond to global increases in the demand for tutoring and online education. These massively open online courses are certainly becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in learning technology. MOOCs and Open Education articulates the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 Routledge book articulates quite a few substantial advances in massively open online courses. This interesting new book also describes educational resources and online education subjects. For more info please see this open educational books website.