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 educative and promising new book about massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). Blended learning has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the Internet makes available practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for electronic education technology. There are hardly any trends in online education technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massive open online courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side response to increases in the demand for edification and elearning. These MOOC courses are undoubtedly becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in online education technology.
MOOCs and Open Education analyzes the current state of digital e-learning technology and open education in general. This book considers numerous crucial historical trends in massively open online courses. This thought-provoking new book also considers open education resources (OERs) and online education issues. 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 includes Chapter #3 which is titled “MOOCs and Open Education in Japan: A Case of the Open University of Japan”. The second part of this book includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. This book includes Chapter #9 which is titled “Reflections of an Early MOOC Provider: Achievements and Future Directions”. This book includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar. To find out more about this Routledge book go to this open education book website.