MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 – Routledge.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an engaging and promising new book relevant to massively open online courses and open education resources (OERs). Blended learning has swiftly evolved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes possible forms of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning. There are scarcely any trends in digital learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are an answer to increases in the demand for schooling and blended learning. These massive open courses are noticeably a powerful change agent influencing digital learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World describes the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual scholars academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge book reviews many remarkable historical trends in massively open online courses (MOOC). This breathtaking new book also researches open education and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1. The second part of this book includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. 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 #12 which is titled “MOOCs for Opening Up Education and the OpenupEd Initiative”. To find out more about this 2015 edited collection visit this e-learning website.