MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Published: July 1, 2015.
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 edited collection relating to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). Digital e-learning technology has quickly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach people in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the Internet allows powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are not too many trends in digital education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. It has become impossible to cover massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are an effort to respond to decades-long increases in the demand for schooling and education. MOOC classes are certainly becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in elearning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education studies the potential of electronic education technology to provide access to new opportunities. This edited collection considers many major trends in massive open online courses. This exciting new book also investigates open educational resources and online education topics. This book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. This book includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki. 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”. The third part of this book includes Chapter #7. This book 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 information about this 2015 edited collection go to this book about massive open online courses website.