MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 dramatic and promising new book having to do with massive open online courses and open education resources (OERs). Digital education technology has quickly developed in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the information superhighway makes available potent forms of communication and interaction which are essential for online learning. There are not many trends in e-learning over the past few decades that can match the sudden arrival of massive open online courses. It is now impossible to cover massively open online courses with one definition because there are many different categories of massively open online courses. Some massively open online courses are based on prerecorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some MOOCs are in response to global increases in the demand for e-learning and online education. MOOC classes are plainly a significant change agent influencing online education today.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World addresses opportunities in digital elearning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This Routledge Chapman & Hall edited collection researches quite a few noteworthy evolvements in massive online courses (MOOC). This interesting book also describes educational resources and online education issues. This book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. This book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head. The second part of this book includes Chapter #5. For more info about this Routledge Chapman & Hall book please visit this books about open education website.