MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 Routledge.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education is an informative and promising new book relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Learning technology has rapidly expanded in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes available forms of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are not many trends in online learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massively open online courses. It is now impossible to cover MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are an effort to meet global increases in the demand for elearning and online education. These online MOOCs are obviously a significant change agent influencing digital e-learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education describes the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This 2015 Routledge book discusses several noteworthy historical trends in massively open online courses. This definitive new book also addresses open education resources and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes a preface. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1. The second part of this book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley. For more details about this edited collection go to this educational technology website.