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 is an exceptional and promising new book about massively open online courses and open educational resources (OERs). Electronic educational technology has quickly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability 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 elearning. There are not too many trends in distance learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOCs are based on video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to global increases in the demand for edification and education. These massive open online courses are unmistakably a significant change agent influencing digital education technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education considers the potential of electronic educational technology to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book describes dozens of notable evolvements in massively open courses (MOOC). This authoritative new book also considers open educational resources and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4 which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. The third part of this book 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 #12 by Fred Mulder and Darco Jansen. For more information about this edited collection please visit this open education book website.