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 a fascinating and promising book pertaining to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources. Online education technology has quickly improved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the Internet makes available powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for education. There are few trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOCs are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a response to decades-long increases in the demand for tutoring and online learning. These massively open online courses are without question a powerful change agent influencing digital educational technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World addresses the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual educators academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge book analyzes a lot of major advances in MOOC classes. This exciting new book also reviews open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. 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 includes Chapter #1 which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. The third part of this book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens which is titled “Strange Bedfellows?!: What can MOOCs learn from Distance Education?”. This book includes Chapter #12. To find out more about this 2015 Routledge book go to this learning theory (education) website.