MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 2015.
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 interesting and promising new book relating to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER). Electronic education technology has swiftly developed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web offers forms of communication and interaction which are essential for online education technology. There are not many trends in online learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It is now impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC classes are based on recorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are an effort to respond to increases in the demand for indoctrination and elearning. These massively open online courses are plainly a powerful change agent influencing electronic education technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World considers the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual educational scholars academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge book researches several crucial trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This scholarly new book also deals with open education and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. The first part of this book includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens which is titled “Strange Bedfellows?!: What can MOOCs learn from Distance Education?”. This book includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar which is titled “Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the Difference?”. For more details about this 2015 book see this open educational book website.