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 an authoritative and promising new book relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). Learning technology has swiftly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach learners all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the information superhighway provides kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are hardly any trends in elearning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOCs are based on recorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are in response to recent increases in the demand for erudition and distance learning. These massive open courses are plainly a powerful change agent influencing online education technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education considers the potential of electronic educational technology to provide access to new opportunities. This 2015 Routledge book deals with many far-reaching improvements in massively open online courses. This engaging new book also researches educational resources and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder. This book includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. The third part of this book includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen which is titled “MOOCs for Opening Up Education and the OpenupEd Initiative”. For more details about this 2015 book please see this book about massively open online courses website.