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 an informative and promising edited collection having to do with massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Education has swiftly grown in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach humans in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes possible forms of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning technology. There are not too many trends in blended learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It is now impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some massively open online courses are based on video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC classes are an effort to respond to recent increases in the demand for indoctrination and online learning. MOOC classes are unmistakably becoming a relevant catalyst for innovations in digital e-learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World discusses the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual higher education instructors academics, universities, and societies. This 2015 book explores dozens of substantial changes in massively open online courses (MOOC). This engaging new book also investigates education resources and online education topics. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6. To learn more about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection go to this distance learning website.