MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Chapman & Hall (2015).
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is a cutting-edge and promising new book relevant to massive open online courses and open educational resources. distance learning technology has swiftly developed in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach humans in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway provides practicable types of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are few trends in blended learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is no longer possible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side answer to global increases in the demand for instruction and elearning. These MOOCs are obviously a powerful change agent influencing elearning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World studies the current state of online learning technology and open education resources in general. This Routledge edited collection addresses quite a few evolvements in massively open online courses (MOOCs). This thought-provoking new book also considers open educational resources (OER) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. This book includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. To learn more about this Routledge edited collection please go to this open educational book website.