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 interesting and promising edited collection pertaining to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources. Online learning has quickly developed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the World Wide Web makes possible powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online education. There are few trends in blended learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side effort to respond to decades-long increases in the demand for teaching and e-learning. These MOOC classes are plainly a powerful change agent influencing distance learning today. MOOCs and Open Education describes the potential of blended learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge edited collection articulates numerous crucial trends in massively online courses (MOOC). This interesting book also investigates open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. This book includes a preface which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. For more details please go to this instructional design website.