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 a cutting-edge and promising edited collection relating to massive open online courses and open educational resources (OERs). Online education has quickly grown in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the World Wide Web offers potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for education. There are not too many trends in online learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. It has become impossible to cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side answer to recent increases in the demand for tutoring and online learning. These MOOC courses are undoubtedly becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in distance learning.
MOOCs and Open Education studies the potential of online learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge edited collection explores dozens of meaningful trends in MOOC classes. This interesting book also considers open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1 which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. 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 details about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection please visit this open educational resources website.