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 educative and promising book pertaining to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OERs). Elearning has rapidly advanced in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach people all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the Internet provides potent forms of communication and interaction which are essential for education. There are hardly any trends in online learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. We can no longer cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side effort to meet decades-long increases in the demand for schooling and online learning. These massive open online courses are unquestionably a significant change agent influencing distance learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education examines opportunities in digital e-learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection describes several substantial advances in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This authoritative new book also talks about open educational resources (OERs) and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. 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 is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and 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 is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #7. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen which is titled “MOOCs for Opening Up Education and the OpenupEd Initiative”. For more info about this Routledge book please go to this best books about education website.