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 an appealing and promising edited collection pertaining to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Digital educational technology has swiftly developed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the World Wide Web offers powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning technology. There are not too many trends in electronic educational technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massive open online courses are based on recorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are an effort to meet global increases in the demand for schooling and e-learning. Massive open online courses are certainly a powerful change agent influencing education today. MOOCs and Open Education deals with the current state of digital education technology and education resources in general. This Routledge edited collection explores quite a few crucial trends in massively online courses (MOOC). This compelling new book also articulates educational resources and online education issues. For more details go to this distance learning website.