MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published: July 1, 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an illuminating and promising book relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources. Learning technology has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway makes possible powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning technology. There are hardly any trends in electronic educational technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It is no longer possible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOCs are based on recorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are in response to dramatic increases in the demand for instruction and online learning. These massive open online courses are incontestably a meaningful change agent influencing blended learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education analyzes opportunities in elearning online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This 2015 book reviews many big gains in MOOC courses. This cutting-edge new book also investigates 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”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head. The second part of 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 includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens which is titled “Strange Bedfellows?!: What can MOOCs learn from Distance Education?”. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #10 which is titled “AMP: A Tool for Characterizing the Pedagogical Approaches of MOOCs”. To find out more about this book visit this educational research website.