MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds. Routledge (2015).
MOOCs and Open Education is a new book that explores issues relating to open educational resources (OERs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Recent advancements in online learning technology and e-learning pedagogy are making it possible for people all around the world to participate in classes via the Internet. These MOOCs are generally free for students but do not always lead to formal accreditation.
Distance learning is improving so rapidly that Universities and other e-learning organizations are having to deal with a variety of issues. How can it be ensured that the education provided by these MOOCs meet an acceptable level of quality? How can it be ensured that the educators are properly credentialed and qualified to teach online? How can educational quality standards be defined and maintained? How can educators deal with low student motivation and high dropout rates?
The demand to understand how these MOOCs are being conducted is growing as digital learning technology becomes more prolific. Universities, corporations, governments, and numerous other participants want to understand these new open education experiments. Everyone wants to know how massive open online courses and other OERs can be improved.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World offers a critical analysis of massive open online courses and other open education topics. The book also discusses the controversies associated with these MOOCs and OERs. This edited collection shares essential research findings and provides pragmatic recommendations for any reader who is interested in open education.
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