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? Recent changes in online learning have forced institutions to invent new protocols to handle assessment, accreditation, quality standards, credentialing, motivating MOOC students and many other important issues. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World responds to this increasing demand by documenting implementations of MOOCs and other open educational resources. This MOOC book also discusses the potential hazards and educational improvements that are made possible by these new forms of online education. There are many questions being asked about the interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and delivery formats. What are the different business plans of companies and other entities offering MOOCs today including edX, MITx, Coursera, Udemy, and Udacity? What are the important issues that need to be resolved? This book explains the current and future state of open education trends and issues related to MOOCs. This distance-learning book shares new research findings and provides practical suggestions. For more information please follow this link: