MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 informative and promising new book having to do with massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). Distance learning technology has quickly grown in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway allows kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for digital e-learning technology. There are not too many trends in e-learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massive open online courses. It has become impossible to cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOCs are based on video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side effort to meet increases in the demand for edification and distance learning. These massive open courses are obviously becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in e-learning.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World talks about the current state of elearning technology and open education in general. This book considers several crucial evolvements in massively open courses (MOOC). This new book also analyzes open education resources (OER) and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes a preface which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. The second part of this book 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 #8. The fourth part of this book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar. To learn more about this 2015 book go to this open education book website.