Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds (2015). MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Routledge.
MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is a book which reviews topics having to do with open educational resources and massively open online courses (MOOC). New evolvements in e-learning have empowered people all over the world to take part in classes via the Internet. Massively open online courses are mostly free for students but do not lead to formal accreditation. There are quite a few topics that distance learning organizations are having to struggle with today because online learning technology is developing so quickly. How can organizations be assured that the quality control for these MOOC classes is tolerable? How can students be assured that lecturers are properly credentialed to teach online courses? What business models are being used by institutions like Namibia to conduct these MOOC classes? What evaluation strategies and experimental teaching practices are in use today? How can participants manage problems like poor student motivation and high learner dropout rates?
As digital learning technology becomes more widespread there is a developing desire to perceive how massively open online courses are being conducted. Corporations and many other participants want to understand these exciting new open educational ventures. Educators want to grasp how MOOCs can be made better. To satisfy this desideratum for knowledge the book MOOCs and Open Education Around the World offers a critical analysis of these online MOOCs and other open educational topics. This scholarly new book also addresses the controversies associated with these MOOC classes and open educational resources.
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