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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. 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. In response to this increasing demand for knowledge, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explains various implementations open education, distance learning and MOOCs. This MOOC book also discusses the potential hazards and educational improvements that are made possible by these new forms of online education. 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 major obstacles and problems that need to be dealt with? This book about online learning describes the current state of MOOCs and other open education trends and topics. This new distance-learning book shares practical suggestions, real world stories, and important research findings. For more information please follow this link: Book about MOOCs.

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