MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Chapman & Hall.
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 massively open online courses and open educational resources. Electronic education technology has swiftly evolved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web offers kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning. There are scarcely any trends in digital e-learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massive open online courses are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a response to dramatic increases in the demand for tutoring and learning. These massive open courses are undoubtedly becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in digital learning.
MOOCs and Open Education deals with the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 edited collection analyzes dozens of substantial advances in MOOCs. This exciting new book also talks about open education and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. For more info about this 2015 Routledge edited collection visit this open educational resources website.