MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (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 engaging and promising book relating to massive open online courses 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. These massively open online courses are without question a meaningful change agent influencing digital elearning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World describes the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual instructors academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 Routledge edited collection reviews a lot of important historical trends in MOOCs. This fine new book also investigates open educational resources and online education topics. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. 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”. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4. The third part of this book includes Chapter #9. This book includes Chapter #11 which is titled “Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the Difference?”. To find out more about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please visit this blended learning website.