Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
More information about this new MOOCs Book about Open Education
New forms of informal and formal online learning are becoming popular. There is an increasing need to understand how educators all around the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other kinds of open educational resources (OERs). Faculty, researchers, governments, and many others want to quantify the outcomes of these initiatives. What are MOOCs and how can MOOCs be improved? Many important questions about MOOCs and other forms of open education remain, including those related to infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, and assessment. Just how can an instructor keep thousands of students motivated and involved in a massive open online course? What are the more promising business models for MOOCs? The MOOCs book MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores implementations of MOOCs and open education across regions and countries. The MOOCs book also focuses on the opportunities and the dilemmas presented of technology-enabled learning. This MOOCs book describes the different delivery formats, interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and business models for MOOCs. What are the key controversies or issues that need to be addressed? This edited MOOCs book explains MOOCs and open education trends in a variety of locales. The new MOOCs book shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the near future. It also highlights the possibilities for the use of OER, OCW, and MOOCs. These stories might inspire other learners to venture into MOOCs, open education, and other forms of online learning.
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