MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an impressive and promising new book related to massively open online courses and open educational resources (OER). Online learning has quickly progressed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach humans all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the Internet makes available practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning technology. There are not too many trends in elearning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a supply-side effort to meet increases in the demand for e-learning and e-learning. These MOOC courses are surely a significant change agent influencing distance learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World talks about the potential of electronic education technology to provide access to new opportunities. This 2015 Routledge book talks about a lot of remarkable developments in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This interesting new book also discusses open educational resources (OERs) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. 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 is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen which is titled “MOOCs for Opening Up Education and the OpenupEd Initiative”. For more information about this 2015 Routledge book please see this books about education website.