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 fine and promising new book pertaining to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources. Online learning has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the World Wide Web makes possible practicable kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning technology. There are not too many trends in e-learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. It is now impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an effort to respond to dramatic increases in the demand for indoctrination and learning. These MOOC classes are definitely becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in distance learning.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World researches the potential of online learning to provide access to new opportunities. This 2015 edited collection researches many major advances in MOOC courses. This educative new book also discusses open educational resources (OERs) and online education topics. 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”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head. The second part of this book includes Chapter #5. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar which is titled “Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the Difference?”. For more details about this Routledge edited collection go to this e-learning website.