MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 a definitive and promising book relating to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources. Digital learning has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the World Wide Web makes available powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for digital elearning technology. There are not many trends in e-learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. It is now impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massively open online courses are based on video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a response to dramatic increases in the demand for e-learning and digital learning. These massive open courses are plainly a powerful change agent influencing distance learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education reviews the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual researchers academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book describes dozens of critical historical trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This interesting book also analyzes 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”. This book includes Chapter #1. The second part of 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”. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #8 which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. This book includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar. For more details about this edited collection visit this educational technology website.