Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
New book about Open Education and MOOCs
New forms of informal and formal digital learning are proliferating due to the technology of the Internet and mobile devices. There is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions around the world are conducting massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Everyone wants to understand the outcomes of these initiatives, and how MOOCs can be improved. Current online learning advancements have caused institutions and organizations to have to deal with issues of quality standards, credentialing, innovative assessment, accreditation, and learner motivation and attrition, among numerous other areas of concern.
In response to this demand, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World documents and describes various implementations of MOOCs and open education technologies. This open education book also focuses on the opportunities as well as the dilemmas in this age of technology-enabled open education learning. What are the different interaction possibilities, delivery formats, assessment schemes, and business models? What are the controversies that need to be discussed? This is an edited collection of open education articles. This open education book shares key research findings, explains MOOCs and open education trends and issues in a variety of locales, and provides practical recommendations for the near future.
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