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 is an appealing and promising book related to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OERs). Electronic educational technology has swiftly expanded in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach humans all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway allows powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning. There are few trends in blended learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side effort to respond to decades-long increases in the demand for teaching and e-learning. These MOOC courses are plainly becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in distance learning.
MOOCs and Open Education describes the potential of blended learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge edited collection articulates numerous crucial improvements in massively online courses (MOOC). This interesting book also investigates open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. This book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. This book includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. This book includes Chapter #4 which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. This book includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and 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 Routledge edited collection go to this open educational resources book website.