MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 – Routledge.
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 fascinating and promising new edited collection relating to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources. Distance learning technology has swiftly evolved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the World Wide Web makes available powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online education. There are not too many trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. It is no longer possible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side effort to meet recent increases in the demand for schooling and training. MOOC courses are unmistakably a powerful change agent influencing distance learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World articulates the potential of blended learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge edited collection considers a lot of major advancements in massive open online courses. This definitive new book also deals with open educational resources (OERs) and online education topics. For more details visit this open educational resources book website.