How are people in different regions of the world implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs)? There is an increasing need to understand these initiatives as new forms of formal and informal online learning are becoming more commonplace.
Recent developments in technology and pedagogy have expanded the possibilities for online teaching and elearning. Institutions are having to grapple with issues that include accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, and innovative assessment. Organizations are struggling to create new protocols to handle learner motivation, student attrition, and other areas of concern. Everyone wants to understand the outcomes of these distance learning initiatives. How can MOOCs be improved?
To meet this demand for information, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World documents implementations of MOOCs and other open education resources. This new book also describes some of the opportunities and dilemmas that are presented by this rapidly changing age of technology-enabled teaching and learning. What are the different delivery formats that are used in today's massive open online courses? What are the student-teacher interaction possibilities? What are the best assessment schemes for MOOCs? Which business models are proving successful? What are the key controversies concerning massive open online courses that must be addressed? This exciting new edited collection definitively explains MOOCs and open education issues.
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