MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by 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 is an exceptional and promising new edited collection relating to massively open online courses and open educational resources. Digital learning has rapidly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach participants all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway makes possible potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning technology. There are hardly any trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It has become impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOCs are based on recorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a response to recent increases in the demand for schooling and distance learning. These MOOCs are surely a significant change agent influencing blended learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World researches the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection studies several crucial advancements in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This new book also discusses education resources and online education subjects. For more information please see this open education books website.