Please see http://openworldbooks.com for more information about MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Curtis J. Bonk (Editor), Mimi M. Lee (Editor), Thomas C. Reeves (Editor), Thomas H. Reynolds (Editor). Published by Routledge Chapman & Hall, 2015.

MOOCs and Open Education is a edited collection that articulates issues pertaining to massively open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources . As distance learning technology becomes more prolific there is a expanding desire to understand how these MOOC classes are being conducted. Educators and many other participants would like to be more aware of these exciting new open education ventures. Universities want to comprehend how these massively open online courses can be enhanced. In response to this growing desideratum for knowledge the book MOOCs and Open Education offers a critical analysis of these massive online courses and other open educational issues.

The ultimate purpose of massive open online courses is to provide education to more people all around the world. The latest historical trends in distance learning have enabled people all over the world to participate in classes online. This MOOCs book also analyzes the motivational variables involved in self-directed learning experiences. These massive open online courses are mostly free for students but do not consistently lead to formal accreditation. There are several topics that technology-enhanced learning institutions are dealing with more than ever because online education technology is advancing so fast. How can organizations guarantee that the quality of these massively open online courses is tolerable? What different strategies are being used by institutions like Udacity to conduct these massive open online courses? How can proper quality standards be consistently defined and maintained? What innovative teaching practices and assessment strategies are optimal? How can learners assure that educators are properly credentialed to teach online classes? How can stakeholders manage poor student motivation and high learner attrition? This exciting new book also deals with the instructional ideas associated with these MOOC courses and open educational resources. For additional details about this book go to http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9781138807419/
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