MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Published: July 1, 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 new book relevant to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources. distance learning technology has swiftly developed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach humans in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway provides practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are few trends in blended learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side answer to global increases in the demand for instruction and elearning. Massively open online courses are obviously a powerful change agent influencing elearning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World studies the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual higher education instructors academics, universities, and societies. This edited collection considers several meaningful trends in massively open online courses. This compelling new book also reviews education resources and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes a preface. The first part of this book includes Chapter #2 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 #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. To find out more about this 2015 Routledge edited collection go to this open educational book website.