MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 Routledge.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is a book that describes issues having to do with open education resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Modern advances in technology-enhanced learning make it possible for humans in every nation on earth to take courses online. Massively open online courses are commonly free for learners but do not always lead to formal accreditation. There are a variety of issues that distance learning institutions have to deal with today because e-learning technology is improving so swiftly. How can we make sure that the quality of instruction provided by these MOOCs is good? How can students certify that teachers are properly credentialed and qualified to teach courses online? What different business models are being used by organizations like Stanford University to conduct these massively open online courses? What assessment strategies and experimental teaching practices are optimal? How can stakeholders deal with the issues of poor learner motivation and high attrition?
As distance learning technology becomes more commonplace there is a desire to grasp how these massively open online courses are being conducted. Educators and many other participants need to better perceive these significant new open educational experiments. Universities want to gain more knowledge about how these MOOC courses can be improved. In response to this crescive desire for knowledge the sensational new book MOOCs and Open Education provides a critical analysis of massively open online courses and other open educational issues. This stimulating new book also explores the key controversies associated with these massive online courses and open education resources (OERS).
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