MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
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 book having to do with massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER). Digital education technology has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the Internet provides potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for digital elearning technology. There are not many trends in online education over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC courses. We can no longer cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massive open online courses are based on recorded video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side effort to respond to recent increases in the demand for training and blended learning. Massively open online courses are unmistakably a significant change agent influencing online learning technology today.
MOOCs and Open Education addresses opportunities in electronic educational technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge Chapman & Hall book analyzes several meaningful advancements in massive online courses (MOOC). This appealing new book also researches open education resources (OERs) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #2 which is titled “Open(ing up) Education for All...Boosted by MOOCs”. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1. This book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #4. To find out more about this 2015 book please see this open education book website.