MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

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Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds
Routledge, Jun 12, 2015 - Education - 358 pages

As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers, politicians, and numerous other stakeholders want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Ongoing e-learning developments related to both technology and pedagogy have pushed institutions and organizations to grapple with issues of accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition, among other areas of concern.

In response, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores and illuminates unique implementations of MOOCs and open education across regions and nations. The book also focuses on the various opportunities as well as the dilemmas presented in this rapidly evolving age of technology-enabled learning. What are the different delivery formats, interaction possibilities, assessment schemes, and business models? What are the key controversies or issues that must be discussed and addressed? This edited collection explains MOOCs and open education trends and issues in a variety of contexts, shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the near future.


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Historical and Critical
MOOCs and Academic Colonization
Open Education Opportunities Now and On
A Feasibility Protocol for Australian
Researching and Evaluating Notions of MOOCs
Insights from the Open2Study Experience
Unbundling Higher Education and the Georgia Tech Online
Learning about MOOCs by Talking to Students
The Collaborative Design and Development of MOOCs
MOOCs and Open Education in the Developing World
The AVU Experience
Harnessing the Power of Open Learning to Share Global
MOOCs and Open Learning Alternatives in Corporate
Alternative Models of MOOCs

Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and
Designing Innovative Courses Programs and Models
Future Glimpses and Open Options
Peer2Peer and Open Pedagogy of MOOCs to Support
Recapping This Book with Eyes on the Future

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About the author (2015)

Curtis J. Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, USA, and President of CourseShare.

Mimi Miyoung Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Houston, USA.

Thomas C. Reeves is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology at The University of Georgia, USA.

Thomas H. Reynolds is Professor of Teacher Education at National University, USA.

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