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 informative and promising new edited collection having to do with massively open online courses and open education resources (OERs). Digital elearning technology has quickly progressed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the information superhighway provides powerful types of communication and interaction which are essential for technology-enhanced learning. There are hardly any trends in digital educational technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It is no longer possible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side response to increases in the demand for erudition and elearning. MOOC courses are without question becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in online education.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World examines opportunities in elearning online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge book examines numerous crucial historical trends in massively online courses (MOOC). This thought-provoking new book also examines open education resources (OER) and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. 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 includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley. This book includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst which is titled “Reflections of an Early MOOC Provider: Achievements and Future Directions”. This book includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen. For more details about this book see this elearning website.