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 an engaging and promising new edited collection relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OER). Distance learning technology has swiftly expanded in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the Internet offers potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning. There are not many trends in digital educational technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these massive open online courses. We can no longer cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side effort to meet global increases in the demand for tutoring and distance learning. Massively open online courses are becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in online education.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World examines the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual intellectuals academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book deals with many significant advancements in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This significant new book also investigates open education resources and online education issues. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. To find out more about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please go to this open educational book website.