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 Around the World is a breathtaking and promising book about massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OER). Digital learning has quickly evolved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway allows forms of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are few trends in learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a response to dramatic increases in the demand for erudition and education. These online MOOC courses are incontestably a significant change agent influencing e-learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education researches the potential of education to provide access to new opportunities. This edited collection studies many notable improvements in MOOC courses. This informative new book also articulates open education resources (OER) and online education subjects. 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 which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #8. The fourth part of 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”. For more information about this 2015 Routledge book please visit this instructional design website.