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 distance education have forced organizations to deal with concerns which include learner motivation, innovative assessment, quality standards, credentialing, accreditation, student attrition, and many other issues. 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 open education book also describes some of the hazards and learning advancements that are possible with these new kinds of distance learning. 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 most controversial issues that need to be explored? 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: