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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MOOCs are a fairly recent development. MOOC simply denotes a Massive Open Online Course, but in the larger context, MOOCs and open educational resources (OERs) may serve as a catalyst to improve higher education. There is therefore an increasing need to document and understand how people around the world are conducting these new forms of digital learning. Educational institutions, governments, and corporate organizations want to learn more about these new technological innovations. How can MOOCs and OERs 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. To satisfy this increasing demand for understanding, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World describes how to conduct a MOOC and other implementations of open education courses. 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. Amongst the many issues which need to be addressed are student-teacher interaction, various assessment strategies, and content delivery platforms. What are the different business plans of governments and other institutions which offer MOOCs today? What are the most controversial issues that need to be explored? 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:
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