MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 – 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 a definitive and promising new edited collection relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). distance learning has quickly progressed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway makes available powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are scarcely any trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. We can no longer cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOCs are based on video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are a supply-side effort to meet dramatic increases in the demand for tutoring and distance learning. These MOOC courses are clearly becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in elearning.
MOOCs and Open Education researches the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 edited collection studies a lot of key trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This engaging new book also talks about open educational resources and online education issues. This book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. The second part of this book includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. For more info about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection visit this learning theory (education) website.