MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Chapman & Hall.
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 book about massive open online courses and open educational resources (OER). E-learning technology has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach participants all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway makes possible potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning. There are few trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. We can no longer cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are an effort to meet increases in the demand for schooling and blended learning. These massive open online courses are a powerful change agent influencing online education technology today. MOOCs and Open Education studies the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual intellectuals academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 edited collection investigates dozens of substantial developments in massive open online courses. This informative new book also examines open educational resources (OER) and online education topics. This book includes Forward #1 which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. For more details please see this open educational book website.