MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds. Routledge (2015).
New digital forms of formal and informal learning are proliferating. People in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). There is an increasing need to understand how these MOOCs are being conducted. What are the outcomes of these online learning initiatives? How can educators improve massive open online courses? Developments in e-learning technology and pedagogy have pushed institutions to grapple with new issues. Accreditation, credentialing, innovative assessment, quality standards, learner motivation and student attrition are among the important topics.
To meet this growing demand for knowledge about massive open online courses the new book MOOCs and Open Education Around the World documents various implementations of MOOCs and other open education resources. This new MOOCs book also discusses the unique potential of this rapidly evolving technology. What are the delivery platforms that are currently being used to deliver these massive open online courses? What are the interaction possibilities between students and instructors? What are the assessment schemes that are proving useful? What are the different business models that organizations like edX, Coursera, Udemy, and Udacity are employing to conduct these MOOCs? What are the important controversies must be discussed for these MOOCs to succeed? What are the key issues that should be addressed? This edited collection authoritatively explains MOOCs and other open education resource issues. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World shares the latest research findings, suggestions and practical recommendations for the near future.
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