MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall.
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 new edited collection about massively open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OER). Digital elearning technology has rapidly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway provides powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital education technology. There are not too many trends in online education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to increases in the demand for tutoring and training. These massive online courses are undoubtedly becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in electronic educational technology.
MOOCs and Open Education researches the current state of blended learning and open education resources (OERs) in general. This 2015 book researches several major improvements in massive open online courses. This scholarly new book also reviews education resources and online education topics. This book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. This book includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. The second part of this book includes Chapter #6. 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”. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #10 which is titled “AMP: A Tool for Characterizing the Pedagogical Approaches of MOOCs”. To learn more about this 2015 Routledge edited collection please visit this elearning website.