MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge 2015.
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 fine and promising edited collection having to do with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). Online education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the World Wide Web offers practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are not many trends in digital elearning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC classes are based on video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to dramatic increases in the demand for e-learning and online education. Massively open online courses are a significant change agent influencing elearning today.
MOOCs and Open Education analyzes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This edited collection investigates several remarkable trends in massively online courses (MOOC). This book also discusses open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1 which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. The second part of this book includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. For more information about this Routledge edited collection visit this open educational books website.