MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 significant and promising new book relating to massive open online courses and open education resources (OERs). Elearning technology has rapidly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the information superhighway provides practicable kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for electronic education technology. There are hardly any trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a response to decades-long increases in the demand for teaching and elearning. These massive online courses are undoubtedly a powerful change agent influencing digital elearning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World examines the current state of blended learning technology and open educational resources (OER) in general. This edited collection discusses quite a few far-reaching developments in MOOCs. This impressive new book also studies open education resources (OER) and online education subjects. This book includes a preface which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. 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 which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst. This book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #11. To find out more about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection please visit this books about education website.