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 significant and promising edited collection about massively open online courses and open education resources. Online learning technology has swiftly evolved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach participants in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the Internet offers potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for education. There are not too many trends in digital educational technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. We can no longer cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an answer to decades-long increases in the demand for tutoring and online education. These massive online courses are surely a relevant change agent influencing digital educational technology today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World reviews the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge edited collection describes many important evolvements in MOOCs. This illuminating new book also addresses education resources and online education topics. To learn more please go to this distance learning website.