MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall.
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 interesting and promising book related to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OERs). Digital learning has quickly evolved in terms of interactivity and the ability to reach learners in every nation on earth since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the World Wide Web makes available potent types of communication and interaction which are essential for elearning technology. There are scarcely any trends in digital education technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of these MOOC classes. It has become impossible to cover these MOOC classes with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC courses are based on video group discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a response to global increases in the demand for e-learning and online education. These massive online courses are clearly becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in online learning technology.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World deals with opportunities in digital elearning technology online learning services, virtual learning activities and digital learning materials which are growing rapidly. This 2015 Routledge book discusses numerous substantial advancements in MOOCs. This fascinating new book also addresses open educational resources and online education topics. This book includes Forward #1 which is titled “The Role of MOOCs in the Future of Education”. The first part of this book is about “MOOCs and Open Education: Historical and Critical Reflections” and 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 which is titled “Enabling Open Education: A Feasibility Protocol for Australian Higher Education”. This book is about “Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs and Openness” and includes Chapter #8 by Maggie Hartnett, Mark Brown, Amy Wilson which is titled “MOOCs Downunder: Insights from the Open2Study”. The fourth part of this book includes Chapter #12. For more details about this book visit this distance education website.