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 is a significant and promising edited collection having to do with massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources. Electronic education technology has quickly grown in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach students all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway provides practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are few trends in learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a supply-side answer to recent increases in the demand for e-learning and online learning. These massively open online courses are without question becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in distance learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores the potential of blended learning technology to provide access to new opportunities. This book reviews a lot of meaningful trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This appealing new book also addresses open educational resources (OERs) and online education topics. 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 by Kumiko Aoki. The second part of this book includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. This book includes Chapter #8 which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #11. To find out more about this Routledge edited collection go to this open education books website.