MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge Published: July 1, 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 definitive and promising book relating to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OERs). Blended learning has quickly expanded in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach people in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the Internet provides types of communication and interaction which are essential for learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in digital learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. We can no longer cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online 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 e-learning and online learning. These MOOCs are obviously a significant change agent influencing digital learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education considers the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual trainers academics, universities, and societies. This book studies several important trends in massively online courses (MOOC). This breathtaking new book also considers open educational resources and online education topics. The front matter of 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 #3 by Kumiko Aoki. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. For more information about this Routledge book see this learning theory (education) website.