Open Educational Resources

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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. (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 that researches subjects regarding open education resources (OERs) and massively open online courses (MOOC). Recent developments in distance learning technology are empowering people in nations all around the world to participate in classes via the Internet. This MOOCs book also describes the benefits of technology integration in k-12 and higher education. These massive open courses are normally free for learners but do not always lead to formal accreditation. It is a challenge to motivate and engage students in online environments. There are quite a few issues that online learning technology organizations are having to attend to now that online learning technology is improving so quickly. How can stakeholders guarantee that the education provided by these MOOC classes is decent? How can participants ensure that lecturers are properly credentialed to teach classes online? What business models are being used by organizations like Udacity to conduct these MOOC courses? What assessment strategies and original teaching practices are optimal? How can teachers handle issues like low student motivation and high learner attrition? For more information please visit
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