As new digital forms of informal and formal 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 countless others want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Current e-learning changes have caused institutions and organizations to grapple with issues of accreditation, credentialing, quality standards, innovative assessment, and learner motivation and attrition, among numerous 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 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 need to be discussed and addressed? This edited collection explains MOOCs and open education trends and issues in a variety of locales, shares key research findings, and provides practical suggestions and recommendations for the near future.