MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 new edited collection related to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Digital learning has rapidly evolved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach humans in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the Internet makes available forms of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning. There are few trends in digital elearning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an effort to respond to decades-long increases in the demand for training and online education. These MOOC classes are decidedly becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in digital elearning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World deals with the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual teachers academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 edited collection addresses quite a few notable evolvements in massively open courses (MOOC). This interesting book also researches open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1. The first part of this book includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki which is titled “MOOCs and Open Education in Japan: A Case of the Open University of Japan”. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #9. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen which is titled “AMP: A Tool for Characterizing the Pedagogical Approaches of MOOCs”. For more info about this edited collection go to this books about education website.