MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 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 is an impressive and promising edited collection relating to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OERs). Digital learning technology has rapidly developed in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway allows practicable kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for digital e-learning technology. There are not too many trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. We can no longer cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to increases in the demand for erudition and online education. These online MOOCs are undeniably a meaningful change agent influencing blended learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education deals with the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual educational scholars academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 Routledge edited collection describes numerous far-reaching trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This new book also studies open educational resources (OER) and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1. To learn more visit this books about open education website.