MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a fascinating and promising new edited collection having to do with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). Digital learning has rapidly evolved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach humans in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the Internet makes available forms of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning. There are few trends in digital elearning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an effort to respond to decades-long increases in the demand for training and online education. These massive online courses are decidedly becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in digital elearning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World deals with opportunities in distance learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This 2015 edited collection addresses quite a few notable gains in massively open courses (MOOC). This interesting book also researches open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2. 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 info about this edited collection go to this educational technology website.