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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall (2015).
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is a edited collection that addresses subjects related to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER). As elearning technology becomes more prolific there is a desire to understand how massive open online courses are being conducted. Higher education instructors and many other participants desire to better comprehend these fascinating new open educational undertakings. Lecturers want to better understand how these MOOC courses can be enhanced. To respond to this expanding desideratum for data the new book MOOCs and Open Education offers a critical analysis of massively open online courses and other open educational resource subjects.
Modern advances in electronic educational technology are empowering learners all over the world to be participants in online courses. This MOOCs book conveys practical strategies which can be easily incorporated into face-to-face, blended, and online classes. Massively open online courses are normally free for learners but do not always lead to formal accreditation. There are a lot of subjects that online learning technology institutions are struggling with now that blended learning technology is advancing so swiftly. How can we be assured that the schooling provided by these MOOC courses is acceptable? This MOOCs book describes the best practices in blended learning based on decades of research. What different business strategies are being used by institutions like Brown University to conduct these MOOC classes? What evaluation strategies and experimental teaching practices are optimal? How can we guarantee that lecturers are properly credentialed and qualified to teach classes online? How can organizations handle inadequate motivation and high dropout rates? This dramatic new book also examines the challenges associated with these massive open courses and open educational resources.
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