MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge – 2015 – 396 pages.
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 new book having to do with massively open online courses and open education resources (OER). Digital education technology has rapidly advanced in terms of interactivity and the capacity to reach people all over the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological influence of the Internet makes possible practicable forms of communication and interaction which are essential for learning technology. There are not too many trends in digital elearning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC classes. It has become impossible to cover these massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC classes. Some MOOC courses are based on prerecorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOC courses are an effort to respond to increases in the demand for erudition and distance learning. These massive open online courses are unmistakably becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in online education technology.
MOOCs and Open Education researches the basis for understanding the unprecedented educational opportunities available to individual instructors academics, universities, and societies. This Routledge edited collection considers a lot of far-reaching advancements in massively online courses (MOOC). This cutting-edge new book also considers open education resources and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes a preface. The first part of this book includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley which is titled “The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure”. This book includes Chapter #5 by Carina Bossu, David Bull and Mark Brown. For more info about this 2015 book please see this open educational resources book website.