MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015 – 396 pages.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a thought-provoking and promising edited collection related to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources. Digital e-learning technology has quickly developed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach participants in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web allows potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning. There are hardly any trends in blended learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. We can no longer cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOCs are based on video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a response to recent increases in the demand for tutoring and distance learning. These MOOC courses are noticeably becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in elearning technology. MOOCs and Open Education deals with opportunities in e-learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection describes many critical gains in massively open online courses. This cutting-edge new book also explores open education resources and online education topics. This book includes a preface which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. For more details go to this open education books website.