MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
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 an interesting and promising edited collection about massive open online courses and open educational resources (OERs). Distance learning technology has rapidly grown in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach participants all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the World Wide Web allows powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for learning technology. There are not too many trends in distance learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. We can no longer cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massive open online courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an answer to recent increases in the demand for training and training. MOOCs are without question a powerful change agent influencing electronic educational technology today. MOOCs and Open Education describes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 Routledge book reviews several remarkable evolvements in MOOC classes. This authoritative new book also deals with educational resources and online education issues. For more information see this open educational resources website.