MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015 – 396 pages.
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 edited collection about massively open online courses and open education resources. distance learning technology has quickly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach people in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway offers practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning. There are not many trends in elearning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. We can no longer cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side response to increases in the demand for elearning and blended learning. These massive online courses are clearly a significant change agent influencing electronic educational technology today. MOOCs and Open Education reviews the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book analyzes numerous important evolvements in massive online courses (MOOC). This significant new book also deals with open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. This book includes Forward #1 which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. To find out more please visit this educational technology website.