MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
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 exciting and promising edited collection about massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). Digital elearning technology has quickly grown in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway makes available practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning technology. There are hardly any trends in blended learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a response to global increases in the demand for indoctrination and online education. These massive open online courses are surely becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in learning technology. MOOCs and Open Education reviews opportunities in education online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Book reviews numerous significant historical trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This edifying new book also discusses educational resources and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. For more info see this elearning website.