MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 dramatic and promising edited collection about massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs). Online learning has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the information superhighway makes available forms of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning. There are not many trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. It is now impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some massively open online courses are based on video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an answer to dramatic increases in the demand for e-learning and education. These online MOOC courses are certainly a powerful change agent influencing digital learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World analyzes the potential of digital education technology to provide access to new opportunities. This 2015 edited collection considers several substantial evolvements in massively online courses (MOOC). This impressive book also talks about open educational resources (OER) and online education issues. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. This book includes Chapter #2. 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. The third part of this book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst which is titled “Reflections of an Early MOOC Provider: Achievements and Future Directions”. This book includes Chapter #11 which is titled “Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the Difference?”. For more info about this 2015 Routledge edited collection go to this book about massive open online courses website.