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 dramatic and promising new edited collection about massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources. Electronic education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach students in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the Internet makes possible potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are hardly any trends in elearning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive 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 courses. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an effort to respond to global increases in the demand for schooling and online education. These online MOOCs are becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in electronic educational technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World investigates the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 Routledge book talks about a lot of remarkable advances in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This scholarly new book also studies open education and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. This book includes Chapter #6. The third part of this book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst which is titled “Reflections of an Early MOOC Provider: Achievements and Future Directions”. The fourth part of this book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen. For more information about this Routledge book see this distance education website.