Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). MOOC and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
Most online learning content is boring and lifeless. Part of the reason is that online courses fail to utilize smartphones, tablets, and other wireless and mobile technologies effectively. Millions of learners around the planet are navigating through their online courses without much hope for interaction, collaboration, or engagement. The emergence of massive open online courses (MOOC), where learners in a single course can number in the hundreds of thousands, has made the present situation even more precarious and a remedy more urgent.
MOOC and Open Education around the World discusses solutions to the lack of meaningful engagement. This MOOC book describes techniques that can shift learners from nearly comatose states to actively engaged ones. MOOC and Open Education around the World documents methods which can help instructors motivate online learners and increase learner retention. MOOC and Open Education around the World is a way for online instructors to inspire learners and renew their own passion for teaching.
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