MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 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 an appealing and promising book pertaining to massively open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OER). Electronic educational technology has swiftly advanced in terms of interactivity and the opportunity to reach learners in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The life-changing technological impact of the Internet offers kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for distance learning technology. There are few trends in online learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOCs. It has become impossible to cover these MOOCs with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOC courses. Some MOOC classes are based on prerecorded video lectures plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side response to decades-long increases in the demand for e-learning and distance learning. These massively open online courses are incontestably becoming a significant catalyst for innovations in online education technology. MOOCs and Open Education discusses the current state of learning technology and open education resources in general. This 2015 Routledge edited collection explores numerous major advancements in massively open courses (MOOC). This appealing new book also describes open educational resources (OERs) and online education subjects. This book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds. The first part of this book includes Chapter #3 by Kumiko Aoki. To find out more go to this book about open education website.