MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a cutting-edge and promising book related to massively open online courses and open education resources. Digital educational technology has quickly developed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the World Wide Web makes possible powerful forms of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in digital educational technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC courses are based on video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to increases in the demand for instruction and e-learning. Massively open online courses are plainly a significant change agent influencing elearning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education deals with the potential of digital learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge book talks about a lot of noteworthy advances in massively open online courses. This exciting new book also considers open educational resources (OERs) and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. This book includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. For more information about this book please see this open educational resources book website.