MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015 – Routledge.
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 breathtaking and promising new book about massively open online courses and open education resources (OER). Digital learning has rapidly improved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach participants in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the information superhighway allows potent forms of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are few trends in elearning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC classes are based on prerecorded video workshops plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side response to dramatic increases in the demand for schooling and training. These massive open online courses are without question a meaningful change agent influencing online learning today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World addresses the depth and nature of changes which include openness, faculty professional development, quality assurance, student success, and corporate learning. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection deals with several meaningful gains in massive open online courses. This fascinating new book also describes education resources and online education subjects. This book includes Forward #1 by George Siemens which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2. 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 which is titled “Open Education at the University of Cape Town”. For more details about this edited collection please visit this books about open education website.