MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall.
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 exceptional and promising edited collection relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OER). Digital e-learning technology has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the World Wide Web makes possible types of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are few trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It has become impossible to cover massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massive open online courses are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side answer to increases in the demand for erudition and education. Massively open online courses are incontestably a relevant change agent influencing online education today.
MOOCs and Open Education investigates opportunities in elearning online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This 2015 Routledge edited collection discusses a lot of notable improvements in massive open online courses. This scholarly new book also considers education resources and online education issues. This book includes a preface. 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 which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. The fourth part of 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 please go to this elearning website.