MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (Eds.), Routledge (2015).
As new digital forms online learning proliferate, there is an growing need to better understand how different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOC) and other kinds of open educational resources (OER). Numerous stakeholders want to grasp how these MOOC classes can be improved. Ongoing elearning developments relating to both technology and pedagogy have convinced institutions and organizations that it is time to grapple with issues including accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and student attrition.
In meet this demand for information, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World documents implementations of MOOC courses and open education resources across regions and nations. This new MOOC book also describes the opportunities and dilemmas presented in by this rapidly evolving age of technology-enabled teaching. What are the delivery formats, different interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and corporate business models? What are the most important controversies that must be discussed? This MOOC book explains MOOCs and open education trends, shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the future.
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