MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 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 a significant and promising book pertaining to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). E-learning technology has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach humans in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway makes available powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in digital elearning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a response to decades-long increases in the demand for edification and training. These online MOOCs are absolutely becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in elearning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education explores the potential of distance learning to provide access to new opportunities. This 2015 Routledge book describes many noteworthy evolvements in massively online courses (MOOC). This edifying new book also describes education resources and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1. 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 is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. The third part of this book includes Chapter #8 which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #12 which is titled “MOOCs for Opening Up Education and the OpenupEd Initiative”. For more information about this Routledge edited collection please see this book about massive open online courses website.