MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 exceptional and promising new book about massive open online courses and open educational resources. Digital learning has rapidly developed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach learners all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway provides potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning. There are not too many trends in blended learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. We can no longer cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side effort to respond to decades-long increases in the demand for training and online learning. Massively open online courses are decidedly becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in e-learning. MOOCs and Open Education explores the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Book reviews dozens of noteworthy advances in massive open online courses. This interesting book also explores open education resources (OER) and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes a preface. To learn more visit this open educational resources website.