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 Around the World is an engaging and promising new book about massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs). Distance learning technology has swiftly expanded in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the Internet offers potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning. There are not many trends in digital educational technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. We can no longer cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side effort to meet global increases in the demand for tutoring and distance learning. These MOOC classes are a meaningful change agent influencing online education today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World examines the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection examines dozens of remarkable gains in massively open online courses (MOOC). This dramatic new book also discusses open educational resources (OER) and online education topics. For more info please go to this open educational book website.