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 is a definitive and promising edited collection relevant to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OERs). Digital learning has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the World Wide Web makes available powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for digital elearning technology. There are not many trends in e-learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. It is now impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massively open online courses are based on video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a response to dramatic increases in the demand for e-learning and digital learning. These massive open online courses are plainly becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in distance learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education reviews the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 Routledge book examines numerous major evolvements in MOOC courses. This dramatic new book also studies education resources and online education issues. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3. The second part of this book includes Chapter #6 which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. The third part of 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 #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”. To learn more about this 2015 Routledge book please visit this open education books website.