MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Published: July 1, 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is a edited collection which explores issues pertaining to open educational resources (OERs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Recent advancements in elearning have enabled people in nations all aver the world to be participants in online courses. These massive online courses are ordinarily free but do not always lead to formal accreditation. There are a variety of topics that e-learning institutions are struggling with now that blended learning technology is developing so quickly. How can stakeholders ensure that the quality of education provided by these massively open online courses is acceptable? How can stakeholders make sure that teachers are properly credentialed to teach courses online? What business models are being used by organizations like Udemy to conduct these MOOC classes? What teaching practices and evaluation strategies are optimal? How can we manage low student motivation and high learner dropout rates?
As online education technology becomes more widespread there is a developing necessity to understand how massive open online courses are being conducted. Academics and numerous other participants would like to better understand the outcomes of these significant new open educational undertakings. Everyone wants to perceive how MOOC classes can be enhanced. To handle this increasing desire for knowledge the gripping new book MOOCs and Open Education Around the World offers a critical analysis of these massive online courses and other open educational resource topics. This scholarly new book also discusses the most important controversies associated with these MOOC classes and OERS.
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