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 appealing and promising book related to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs). Electronic education technology has swiftly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach people all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the information superhighway offers kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning technology. There are not too many trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. We can no longer cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side response to recent increases in the demand for edification and elearning. These MOOC classes are incontestably a powerful change agent influencing distance learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World researches the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection describes several significant evolvements in MOOC classes. This significant new book also reviews open education and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes a preface. This book includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. This book includes Chapter #8. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and 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 2015 book please visit this e-learning theory website.