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 a thought-provoking and promising edited collection about massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs). Education has quickly improved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway makes possible powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for digital education technology. There are few trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. We can no longer cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an effort to meet global increases in the demand for erudition and e-learning. These massive open online courses are noticeably a significant change agent influencing distance learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World considers the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection addresses a lot of far-reaching historical trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This exciting new book also researches open educational resources (OERs) and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #8. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen which is titled “AMP: A Tool for Characterizing the Pedagogical Approaches of MOOCs”. For more details about this 2015 Routledge book visit this open educational books website.