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 online learning have forced institutions to invent new protocols to handle assessment, accreditation, quality standards, credentialing, motivating MOOC students and many other important 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. 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 important issues that need to be resolved? 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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