MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015 – 396 pages.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an illuminating and promising edited collection having to do with massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). distance learning technology has swiftly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway makes possible potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are not many trends in digital educational technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on recorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a response to increases in the demand for e-learning and education. These online MOOCs are obviously a powerful change agent influencing distance learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education analyzes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 book examines numerous noteworthy advancements in MOOCs. This authoritative new book also articulates educational resources and online education subjects. This book includes a preface which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki which is titled “MOOCs and Open Education in Japan: A Case of the Open University of Japan”. The second part of this book 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”. The third part of this book includes Chapter #8. The fourth part of this book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #11 by Sanjaya Mishra, and Asha Kanwar. For more info about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection please go to this book about massive open online courses website.