MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 2015.
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 significant and promising new edited collection pertaining to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Digital educational technology has quickly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the Internet makes available powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning. There are scarcely any trends in distance learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. It is now impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on recorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an effort to meet global increases in the demand for schooling and blended learning. MOOC courses are incontestably becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in distance learning. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World investigates the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 book reviews several important historical trends in massively open online courses (MOOC). This engaging new book also analyzes open education and online education subjects. For more information please see this elearning website.