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 is a fine and promising new book relating to massively open online courses and open education resources (OER). Online education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the World Wide Web offers practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are not many trends in digital elearning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC classes are based on video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to dramatic increases in the demand for e-learning and online education. These MOOC courses are becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in elearning. MOOCs and Open Education analyzes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This edited collection investigates several remarkable historical trends in massively online courses (MOOC). This book also discusses open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. For more information please see this open educational books website.