MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 enlightening and promising new book relating to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Digital learning technology has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes possible practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are scarcely any trends in online education over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. It is now impossible to cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are in response to increases in the demand for tutoring and distance learning. Massively open online courses are certainly becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in online learning.
MOOCs and Open Education articulates the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual corporate trainers academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 edited collection reviews quite a few critical gains in MOOC classes. This interesting new book also deals with open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. The first part of this book includes Chapter #3. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. The third part of this book includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen. For more information about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection go to this open educational book website.