MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 Routledge.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an interesting and promising new book related to massively open online courses and open educational resources (OER). Distance learning technology has quickly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach learners in nations all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web makes available potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for technology-enhanced learning. There are hardly any trends in education over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. It has become impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video conversations plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a supply-side response to decades-long increases in the demand for instruction and e-learning. Massively open online courses are decidedly a significant change agent influencing digital educational technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World talks about the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection talks about quite a few major changes in massive open online courses. This significant new book also deals with open education resources (OERs) and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley. For more details about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please go to this book about open education website.