MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 Routledge.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an impressive and promising new book having to do with massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OERs). Online education technology has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach students all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the World Wide Web offers powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning. There are not many trends in blended learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. It is no longer possible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a supply-side response to dramatic increases in the demand for indoctrination and blended learning. Massively open online courses are certainly a significant change agent influencing blended learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education reviews the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual scientists academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge edited collection discusses quite a few important trends in MOOC classes. This scholarly new book also reviews education resources and online education issues. This book includes Forward #1. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. This book includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. This book includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen. For more information about this 2015 Routledge book please see this open educational book website.