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 Around the World is an interesting and promising edited collection pertaining to massively open online courses and open education resources. Online learning technology has rapidly developed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach participants all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway makes possible powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for learning technology. There are few trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. We can no longer cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some massive open online courses are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are in response to increases in the demand for elearning and learning. These online MOOC courses are unmistakably a relevant change agent influencing elearning today. MOOCs and Open Education considers the current state of distance learning and education resources in general. This 2015 Routledge book reviews dozens of meaningful advancements in MOOC courses. This scholarly new book also studies open education and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. To learn more see this e-learning website.