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 is a dramatic and promising new edited collection having to do with massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OERs). Online education technology has rapidly advanced in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach humans all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the World Wide Web allows potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital elearning technology. There are not many trends in e-learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a supply-side effort to respond to dramatic increases in the demand for indoctrination and blended learning. These massive open online courses are becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in distance learning technology. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World analyzes the potential of distance learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Book considers dozens of notable developments in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This scholarly new book also discusses open education resources (OER) and online education topics. For more details visit this book about open education website.