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 is an exceptional and promising book related to massively open online courses and open educational resources (OERs). Electronic education technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach humans all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway allows potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are not many trends in distance learning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. We can no longer cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some massive open online courses are based on video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massively open online courses are an answer to increases in the demand for instruction and distance learning. These online MOOC courses are noticeably a powerful change agent influencing blended learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education deals with opportunities in digital learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection addresses quite a few extraordinary improvements in massively online courses (MOOC). This fascinating book also analyzes open educational resources (OERs) and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. The second part of this book includes Chapter #5 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. For more information about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection visit this open educational books website.