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 an exciting and promising new book relevant to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). Digital elearning technology has quickly grown in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway makes available practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning technology. There are hardly any trends in blended learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a response to global increases in the demand for indoctrination and online education. MOOCs are surely a meaningful change agent influencing learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education reviews the potential of education to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book reviews numerous significant evolvements in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This edifying new book also discusses educational resources and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. The third part of this book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #7 by Markus Deimann, Alexander Lipka, and Theo Bastiaens which is titled “Strange Bedfellows?!: What can MOOCs learn from Distance Education?”. This book includes Chapter #11. For more info about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please go to this open education books website.