MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 cutting-edge and promising new edited collection relevant to massive open online courses and open educational resources (OERs). Online education technology has quickly evolved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach humans in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the World Wide Web makes possible powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning. There are hardly any trends in elearning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. It is no longer possible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a response to increases in the demand for schooling and online learning. These online MOOC courses are absolutely becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in online education technology. MOOCs and Open Education examines the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 edited collection analyzes many substantial gains in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This impressive book also investigates education resources and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. To find out more go to this open education book website.