MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Published: July 1, 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 breathtaking and promising edited collection relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Elearning has swiftly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach people in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway provides kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are not too many trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. We can no longer cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOCs are based on recorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are in response to decades-long increases in the demand for tutoring and digital learning. These massively open online courses are undeniably a relevant change agent influencing learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World describes the current state of technology-enhanced learning and education resources in general. This Routledge book discusses dozens of noteworthy advances in massive online courses (MOOC). This new book also studies educational resources and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. 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 is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. This book includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst. The fourth part of 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”. For more information about this book see this e-learning theory website.