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 Around the World is an informative and promising edited collection having to do with massive open online courses and open education resources (OER). Digital learning has swiftly advanced in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach humans in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web makes possible practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are hardly any trends in e-learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an effort to respond to global increases in the demand for edification and training. Massive open online courses are surely a relevant change agent influencing blended learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education studies opportunities in digital e-learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection examines a lot of critical changes in massively open online courses. This illuminating new book also addresses educational resources and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki which is titled “MOOCs and Open Education in Japan: A Case of the Open University of Japan”. This book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. The third part of this book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. 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 info about this Routledge edited collection go to this open educational resources website.