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 Around the World is a dramatic and promising edited collection having to do with massively open online courses and open education resources. Electronic education technology has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes available potent forms of communication and interaction which are essential for digital education technology. There are not too many trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side response to recent increases in the demand for erudition and blended learning. MOOC courses are incontestably becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in distance learning.
MOOCs and Open Education examines the potential of online learning to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge edited collection investigates numerous extraordinary gains in massively open online courses. This impressive new book also articulates open educational resources (OER) and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #3 which is titled “MOOCs and Open Education in Japan: A Case of the Open University of Japan”. 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 information about this Routledge book go to this books about education website.