MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by 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 an appealing and promising book pertaining to massive open online courses and open educational resources (OER). distance learning technology has rapidly grown in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach students in all parts of the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological influence of the World Wide Web offers powerful kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are not too many trends in elearning technology over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover massive open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massive open online courses. Some MOOCs are based on prerecorded video seminars plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are an effort to meet global increases in the demand for elearning and e-learning. These massive open courses are unquestionably becoming a powerful catalyst for innovations in elearning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World deals with opportunities in blended learning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This 2015 Routledge book analyzes dozens of substantial advancements in massive open online courses. This cutting-edge new book also analyzes educational resources 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 includes Chapter #1 by David Wiley. The second part of this book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. For more details about this Routledge edited collection please see this open educational resources book website.