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 Around the World is an engaging and promising new book relating to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OER). Elearning technology has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach students in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the Internet allows practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning technology. There are hardly any trends in online education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOCs are based on recorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side effort to respond to recent increases in the demand for training and digital learning. MOOCs are without question a meaningful change agent influencing digital elearning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World describes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 Routledge edited collection analyzes numerous substantial advancements in MOOCs. This fine new book also investigates open educational resources and online education topics. This book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. 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 includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens which is titled “Strange Bedfellows?!: What can MOOCs learn from Distance Education?”. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen. To find out more about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please visit this blended learning website.