MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is an exciting and promising book having to do with massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs). Online learning technology has rapidly improved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the Internet makes possible potent forms of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning technology. There are not many trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOCs are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an answer to global increases in the demand for indoctrination and distance learning. These online MOOCs are surely becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in e-learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World discusses the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual lecturers academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge book examines numerous advancements in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This interesting book also examines education resources and online education subjects. 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 includes Chapter #1 which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. The third part of this book includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. The fourth part of this book 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 information about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection please see this books about education website.