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 is an authoritative and promising new edited collection relating to massively open online courses and open educational resources (OER). Digital e-learning technology has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach students in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway makes available types of communication and interaction which are essential for online education. There are few trends in distance learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOCs are based on recorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side effort to respond to global increases in the demand for teaching and learning and distance learning. These online MOOCs are undeniably a significant change agent influencing digital e-learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education talks about 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 analyzes numerous noteworthy developments in MOOC classes. This authoritative new book also articulates open educational resources and online education topics. To learn more please see this open educational resources website.