MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 an engaging and promising book pertaining to massive open online courses and open educational resources. Technology-enhanced learning has quickly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway makes available potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning. There are hardly any trends in online education over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some massive open online courses are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are a supply-side answer to increases in the demand for instruction and training. These online MOOCs are clearly becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in distance learning.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World reviews the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This edited collection studies a lot of big gains in MOOC classes. This thought-provoking new book also deals with education resources and online education subjects. 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. This book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. To find out more about this book please see this distance learning website.