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 Around the World is a dramatic and promising book having to do with massively open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). Electronic education technology has swiftly improved in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach learners in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the Internet makes available potent forms of communication and interaction which are essential for digital education technology. There are not too many trends in technology-enhanced learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on recorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side response to recent increases in the demand for erudition and blended learning. MOOC courses are incontestably becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in distance learning.
MOOCs and Open Education examines the current state of online learning and open education resources (OERs) in general. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection considers quite a few remarkable advances in massive open online courses. This impressive new book also articulates open educational resources (OER) and online education topics. This book includes a preface which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. The second part of this book is about “Open Education Opportunities Now and On the Horizon” and includes Chapter #6 by Laura Czerniewicz, Glenda Cox, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Michelle Willmers. For more information about this Routledge book go to this books about education website.