MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a fine and promising new edited collection related to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). Online education technology has swiftly developed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the Internet makes available practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning. There are scarcely any trends in electronic education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC classes are based on prerecorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side response to global increases in the demand for teaching and learning and digital learning. These online MOOC courses are plainly a powerful change agent influencing technology-enhanced learning today. MOOCs and Open Education reviews the potential of digital educational technology to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection articulates a lot of far-reaching advancements in massive open online courses. This thought-provoking new book also considers open education resources (OERs) and online education topics. This book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. For more information please see this e-learning website.