MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
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 exceptional and promising edited collection relating to massively open online courses and open education resources (OER). Electronic education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach humans all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway allows potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are not many trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. We can no longer cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some massive open online courses are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are an answer to increases in the demand for instruction and distance learning. Massively open online courses are noticeably becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in blended learning.
MOOCs and Open Education deals with the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual corporate trainers academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 edited collection describes quite a few major gains in massively open courses (MOOC). This definitive new book also addresses open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and 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 #4 by Gerard L. Hanley. To find out more about this Routledge edited collection visit this open educational books website.