MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015 – 396 pages.
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 scholarly and promising new edited collection relevant to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Online learning has quickly expanded 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 influence of the Internet provides practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital e-learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOC classes are based on recorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side response to increases in the demand for edification and education. Massively open online courses are without question becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in digital learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World researches opportunities in digital e-learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This 2015 Routledge edited collection examines dozens of critical improvements in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This enlightening new book also studies open educational resources (OER) and online education topics. This book includes Forward #2 by Fred Mulder which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. This book includes Chapter #2 which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. The second part of this book includes Chapter #6 which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. For more info about this book visit this books about open education website.