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? 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. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World responds to this increasing demand by documenting implementations of MOOCs and other open educational resources. This open education book also describes some of the hazards and learning advancements that are possible with these new kinds of distance 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 most controversial issues that need to be explored? 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:
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