How are educators around the world implementing massive open online courses and other kinds of open educational resources? There is a growing need to better understand these MOOCs and OERs because new digital forms of formal and informal learning are becoming more feasible.
Recent developments in e-learning pedagogy and education technology and have expanded the opportunities for online teaching and e-learning organizations. Everyone is grappling with issues that include official accreditation, credentialing standards, quality measures, and innovative assessment strategies. Institutions are struggling to deal issues including student motivation and attrition. Educators want to develop a better understanding these new distance learning initiatives.
To meet this growing demand, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World explores MOOCs and other OERs in different regions and nations around the world. This new MOOC book describes the advantages and potential pitfalls posed by this age of rapidly changing technology-enabled teaching. What are the online interaction possibilities? What are the delivery formats that can be used in massive open online courses? What are the business models which are proving successful? What are the best assessment schemes for massive open online courses? What are the important controversies concerning MOOCs that should be discussed? This authoritative new edited collection explains MOOCs and open education resource issues.
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