MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). Routledge.
There is an increasing need to understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing new forms of digital learning. Educators, students, researchers, politicians, and many others want to utilize these massive open online courses and other forms of open educational resources. How can MOOCs and OERs be improved? The recent changes in distance education have forced organizations to address issues which include accreditation, credentialing, innovative assessment, quality standards, learner motivation and student attrition.
In response to this growing demand for information about massive open online courses, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World discusses implementations of MOOCs and open education services. This edited collection focuses on the opportunities and dilemmas presented by technology-enabled learning. What are the different delivery platforms, interaction technologies, assessment strategies? What are the different business models used by companies like edX, MITx, Coursera, Udemy, and Udacity?
What are the important issues that need to be discussed? This book explains massive open online courses and other open education trends, shares interesting research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations.
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