MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge (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 an informative and promising book about massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OER). Online learning has quickly advanced in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach participants in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web offers potent kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for digital learning technology. There are scarcely any trends in online learning over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. It is now impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on recorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are a supply-side effort to respond to increases in the demand for teaching and learning and elearning. MOOC courses are unmistakably becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in blended learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World discusses the potential of education to provide access to new opportunities. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection analyzes numerous significant improvements in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This fascinating new book also explores open educational resources (OERs) and online education issues. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and 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 #5 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. For more information about this Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection see this learning theory (education) website.