MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 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 Around the World is a dramatic and promising book about massively open online courses and open educational resources (OERs). Online learning has quickly progressed in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach students in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the World Wide Web makes possible potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for education. There are not many trends in digital education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massive open online courses are based on video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side effort to respond to recent increases in the demand for instruction and training. These massive open courses are definitely a meaningful change agent influencing e-learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education describes the potential of technology-enhanced learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book investigates dozens of crucial gains in MOOC classes. This edifying new book also investigates open educational resources and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2. This book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. The third part of this book includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar which is titled “Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the Difference?”. For more information about this 2015 book see this open education website.