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 Around the World is a fascinating and promising book about massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources. Digital learning has rapidly advanced in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformative technological influence of the information superhighway allows practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for e-learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in electronic educational technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. It is now impossible to cover MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an effort to respond to dramatic increases in the demand for elearning and training. These online MOOCs are undeniably becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in technology-enhanced learning.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World considers the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual lecturers academics, universities, and societies. This book considers dozens of critical evolvements in massively open online courses. This impressive book also addresses open education resources (OERs) and online education topics. The front matter of this book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head. This book includes Chapter #5 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. For more details about this 2015 edited collection go to this books about education reform website.