MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 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 an informative and promising new edited collection relating to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER). Digital education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway makes available powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning. There are hardly any trends in distance learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It has become impossible to cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some massively open online courses are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side effort to respond to dramatic increases in the demand for schooling and online learning. These massive open online courses are decidedly a meaningful change agent influencing distance learning technology today. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World articulates the current state of online learning and open education in general. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book explores quite a few critical gains in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This edifying new book also reviews open education resources and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. To learn more please go to this distance learning book website.