Please see http://openworldbooks.com to learn more 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 which discusses topics relevant to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open educational resources (OERs). As technology-enhanced learning becomes more abundant there is a growing necessity to grasp how these MOOCs are being conducted. Students and lots of other stakeholders would like to understand the outcomes of these interesting new open education undertakings. Academics want to know how these MOOC classes can be improved. To satisfy this desideratum for facts the book MOOCs and Open Education offers a critical analysis of these massive open courses and other open education resource issues.
Modern advancements in technology-enhanced learning are making it possible for learners all over the world to take part in online classes. MOOCs are almost always free for students but do not consistently lead to formal accreditation. This collected edition details a series of recent reports and interesting announcements related to MOOCs. There are quite a few subjects that technology-enhanced learning institutions have to consider today because online education technology is improving so quickly. How can educators make sure that the teaching provided by these massively open online courses is satisfactory? What different business models are being used by organizations like Khan Academy to conduct these massive open online courses? What innovative assessment strategies and teaching practices are optimal? How can we assure that educators are properly credentialed to teach online? How can educators handle inadequate student motivation and high student attrition? This definitive new book also examines the most important opportunities associated with these online MOOC courses and open educational resources (OERs). For additional details about this MOOCs book go to http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9781138807419/