MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by 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 is an exceptional and promising new book relating to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources. E-learning has quickly evolved in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach humans all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes available practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for learning technology. There are not many trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It has become impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on prerecorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are a response to global increases in the demand for teaching and online education. These massive open courses are surely a powerful change agent influencing blended learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World investigates the current state of distance learning technology and education resources in general. This 2015 book considers several far-reaching historical trends in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This appealing new book also reviews educational resources and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. The first part of 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 #4. To find out more about this Routledge edited collection please visit this open education books website.