MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published: July 1, 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a fascinating and promising book relating to massive open online courses and open education resources (OERs). Education has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach people in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the Internet offers potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning technology. There are not too many trends in distance learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It has become impossible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to meet dramatic increases in the demand for instruction and e-learning. Massively open online courses are unquestionably a meaningful change agent influencing distance learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World talks about the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual professors academics, universities, and societies. This book researches many substantial advances in massive open online courses. This illuminating new book also investigates open education and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. This book includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst which is titled “Reflections of an Early MOOC Provider: Achievements and Future Directions”. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen. For more information about this 2015 book see this educational technology website.