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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As massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs) proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how these new forms of digital learning are being implemented in different regions of the world. 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. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World responds to this increasing demand by documenting implementations of MOOCs and other open educational resources. 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. 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:
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