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 a thought-provoking and promising edited collection about massive open online courses and open education resources. Education has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway provides types of communication and interaction which are essential for electronic education technology. There are hardly any trends in blended learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC classes are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side effort to meet recent increases in the demand for training and distance learning. These massively open online courses are clearly a relevant change agent influencing distance learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World researches the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual researchers academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 edited collection studies quite a few far-reaching trends in massively open online courses. This interesting new book also describes open educational resources and online education topics. To learn more please go to this distance education website.