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Please visit http://openworldbooks.com to find out 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 book that analyzes subjects relating to massive open online courses (MOOC) and open education resources (OERs). MOOCs are massive because there is no limit on the number of participating students. It can be difficult to engage thousands of people in online environments. As online education becomes more abundant there is a developing need to gain a better understanding of how these massively open online courses are being conducted. How can teachers handle low learner motivation and high dropout rates? What teaching practices and original assessment strategies are in use today?
The latest gains in digital learning technology are empowering people in nations all around the world to participate in courses via the Internet. Trainers and numerous other participants want to gain a better understanding of these definitive new open education experiments. Infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, and assessment are some of the areas where questions about these massively open online courses and other kinds of open educational resources persist. This engaging new massive open online courses book examines efficient strategies which can be easily incorporated into face-to-face, blended, and online classes. For additional details about this MOOC book go to http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9781138807419/