Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
As new forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is a need to understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, learners, researchers, and numerous other stakeholders want to understand the outcomes of these initiatives. How can MOOCs be improved? Ongoing elearning developments related to technology and pedagogy have forced educators to deal with issues of accreditation, credentialing, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition. This book details the trends, barriers and challenges, exciting new opportunities, instructional ideas, quality assurance issues, research findings, and so much more, related to massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World describes implementations of MOOCs and open education across regions and nations. The book also focuses on the opportunities and dilemmas presented in this rapidly evolving age of technology-enabled learning. What are the different delivery formats, interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and business models? What are the key controversies or issues that should be discussed? Combined the author's stories in the book are very powerful in revealing the past, present, and future state of MOOCs and open education not just in North America, but around the planet.
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