Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
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For those who are new to this topic, MOOCs = massive open online courses. Given the possibilities presented by Massive Open Online Courses, we cannot discount the fact that MOOCs and other forms of open educational resources (OERs) are improving lives all around the world. Today many people are learning as self-directed online learners. This suggests that there is an increasing need to understand how people all around the world are implementing these new forms of distance learning. Teachers, students, governments and many other organizations want to understand these new forms of learning. How can MOOCs be improved? Current e-learning changes have caused institutions and organizations to address topics like quality standards, attrition, learner motivation, credentialing, accreditation, and assessment of MOOCs and open education. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World responds to this increasing demand by documenting implementations of MOOCs and other open educational resources. This book about massive open online courses also documents the problems and advantages that are now taking place in the field of distance teaching and blended learning. Many issues are being raised about assessment schemes, interaction possibilities, and optimal delivery formats. What are the different business models of companies which are offering MOOCs today like edX, MITx, Coursera, Udemy, and Udacity? What are the important issues that need to be resolved? This collection of MOOC articles and open education articles discusses useful research findings, practical teaching suggestions and distance learning recommendations. For more information please follow this link: