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 appealing and promising edited collection having to do with massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OERs). Online education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the World Wide Web offers types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital e-learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It is no longer possible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are in response to increases in the demand for schooling and online education. These massively open online courses are undoubtedly a powerful change agent influencing e-learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education talks about the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This book discusses many meaningful advancements in massive online courses (MOOC). This exciting new book also addresses open education resources (OER) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3 which is titled “MOOCs and Open Education in Japan: A Case of the Open University of Japan”. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen which is titled “AMP: A Tool for Characterizing the Pedagogical Approaches of MOOCs”. For more details about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection see this blended learning website.