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 Around the World is a definitive and promising edited collection relevant to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). E-learning has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway allows powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for education. There are not too many trends in digital education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It has become impossible to cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a response to increases in the demand for schooling and online education. These online MOOC courses are definitely a meaningful change agent influencing distance learning today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World reviews the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge edited collection analyzes several crucial changes in massive open online courses. This fascinating new book also considers open education resources (OERs) and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. To learn more see this books about education website.