MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Published: July 1, 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a scholarly and promising new book about massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. distance learning technology has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway provides forms of communication and interaction which are essential for blended learning. There are hardly any trends in digital education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. It is no longer possible to cover these massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are in response to increases in the demand for instruction and online education. Massive open online courses are absolutely a significant change agent influencing online learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education describes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This edited collection examines several meaningful gains in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This authoritative new book also reviews open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3. This book includes Chapter #5 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. To learn more about this 2015 edited collection go to this open educational book website.