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 is an appealing and promising new edited collection relevant to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources. E-learning has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological impact of the Internet makes available powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for learning technology. There are not many trends in online learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. We can no longer cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOCs are based on video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an effort to meet global increases in the demand for erudition and learning. These massive online courses are decidedly a powerful change agent influencing distance learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education analyzes the current state of online learning technology and open education resources (OER) in general. This Routledge edited collection articulates several remarkable developments in massively open online courses (MOOC). This exceptional new book also investigates open education resources (OERs) and online education subjects. This book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. The second part of this book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. To learn more about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please visit this books about education reform website.