MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published: July 1, 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a significant and promising edited collection about massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OERs). Digital elearning technology has rapidly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway provides powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital education technology. There are not too many trends in online education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to increases in the demand for tutoring and training. These massive online courses are undoubtedly a meaningful change agent influencing electronic educational technology today. MOOCs and Open Education researches opportunities in blended learning online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge edited collection talks about many improvements in massive open online courses. This scholarly new book also reviews education resources and online education topics. To learn more see this educational research website.