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"I am truly astonished by the creative energy that the MOOC has unleashed in recent years. This book is a wonderful collection of some of the very best thinking in this very young field."

―Sebastian Thrun, CEO and cofounder of Udacity

"Curt Bonk and his colleagues have captured some of the central issues in the early development of MOOC technology - from completion rates to content to community - and have brought together many of the top names in the field. The result is an authoritative collection."

―Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher, National Research Council of Canada and the originator of the MOOC

"Grounded in history, this volume clearly articulates the goals, challenges, and promise of MOOCs globally. It is filled with practical takeaways that will be useful to corporate leaders, university administrators, professors, instructional designers, policymakers, and technologists alike."

―Dennis Yang, Chief Executive Officer, Udemy

"If you are interested in the future of learning, whether you are a teacher, administrator, parent, or citizen, this book is a great place to start."

―Howard Rheingold, Internet Pioneer, TED talk presenter, and author of several books including Net Smart and Smart Mobs

"Bonk, Lee, Reeves, and Reynolds accomplish a tremendous task in bringing together dozens of key international leaders to discuss the efforts of open education and MOOCs. Numerous social technologies are open and mostly free thereby providing us the opportunity to connect with others in ways that globally transform our relational and organizational values. It was only natural that we would see this movement impact education. The authors deliver a diverse perspective on these phenomena discussing not only where we have been and where we are going in higher education, but providing us practical information to guide our research and instruction. Moreover, they do not shy away from the challenges and realities of these trends; instead, they offer the reader a critical perspective too. If you want a comprehensive look at the state of higher education and technology today, this is the book to get."

―Tanya Joosten, Director, eLearning Research and Development, Academic Affairs, and Co-Director, National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"For over twenty years you can count on the fact that if you’ve visited the frontiers of online learning, you will have encountered Dr Curt Bonk. He and his colleagues, Mimi Lee, Tom Reeves, and Tom Reynolds, have done it again here! This volume represents the best thinking and ultimate compendium of opinion on online learning’s latest manifestation . . . MOOCs."

―Herb Hilderley, Managing Partner, Paxen Publishing LLC

"After MOOCs took the world by storm in 2012, more sober-minded onlookers concluded that their impact may not be what the breathless adulation they first received indicated. This book cuts through these perspectives to offer a comprehensive look at the promise and peril of MOOCs, as it delves deep into the complicated issues underlying them through a variety of perspectives from different authors."

―Michael Horn, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Education, Clayton Christensen Institute, and author of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve School

"Open educational resources, practices, and their poster child―MOOCs―deliver a digital learning dividend to billions of learners globally. Bonk, Lee, Reeves, and Reynolds and have assembled a "who’s who" of expertise in this quickly emerging field, each of whom shares their insights into the means to both improve and reduce the cost of learning."

―Terry Anderson, Professor, Athabasca University, Canada, and author of numerous books including Theory and Practice of Online Learning

"Curt Bonk and his colleagues again stir the world in thinking about where open education is going . . . and why. This book is a tour de force collection of both thought and insight for the numerous evolving paths, perils, and potential gleaned from early experiences with MOOCs and the many forms of open education."

―Bradley C. Wheeler, Vice President for IT, CIO, & Professor, Indiana University

"A long awaited book which reveals controversies surrounding MOOCs and some debates and critical analysis of these controversies; the strengths of open education and how when both these concepts are combined innovatively, will result in greater learning impact for a technological diverse community. A must have, must read, and must analyse book for more impactful understanding!"

―Abtar Kaur, Dean, School of E-Education, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, UAE

"A most authoritative examination of MOOCs and their implications for education in the world from some of the finest leading voices in the field! A must read for anyone interested in emerging trends in technology and education."

―Yong Zhao, Professor, Presidential Chair, and Director, Institute for Global and Online Education, College of Education, University of Oregon

"Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources have a great deal of potential to transform the world of corporate training and learning here in Korea too. Few managers, however, have specific ideas or strategies about how to surf this gigantic wave and leverage it. This book shows a clear path for strategic moves to all corporate learning professionals who want to shift to a new era of empowered employee learning."

―Mijin Cho, Vice President of Leadership Develop Group at Hyundai Motor Group University

"The world really needs MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. It is extremely important for academics, practitioners, administrators, and leaders to understand fully the phenomenon that is the MOOC in order to make the right decisions in considering their design, development, and delivery. This book, edited by some of the foremost scholars in our field, provides a full account of MOOCs and open education. It answers all the pressing questions while offering the necessary guidance to make informed and sensible decisions. In addition, it provides a definitive source of timely and salient information for the countless people for whom MOOCs are of interest and value, and, as such, it has my highest recommendation."

―Professor Ron Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and International, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

"Now that MOOC’s have become part of Higher Education delivery landscape all over the world, we are fortunate that Curt Bonk, Mimi Lee, Tom Reeves, and Tom Reynolds have marshalled an extensive social network of leaders in the use of technology in education to give us a thorough review of their impact as well as potential future contributions. The experiences drawn from such diverse backgrounds are invaluable to anyone interested in the globalisation of education. In addition, the views and ideas offered on implications, concerns, and opportunities make this book a highly valuable resource for those charged with understanding how open educational resources, MOOCs, and other forms of distance learning all fit together. My colleagues and I in the UK have extensively used Bonk’s strategic advice before and I am pleased to offer congratulations on yet another unquestionably insightful and yet practically based book."

―Nigel Banister, Chief Global Officer, Manchester Business School, UK

"This edited collection provides a comprehensive account of current practice and the possibilities afforded by MOOCs and open education approaches. Curt Bonk and his colleagues present a broad range of views sharing practice and theory from researchers and practitioners who have led the way in designing and evaluating accessible education. I love this book! It is a great addition for everyone interested in rising to the challenge of meeting the demands of the learners of today and the future."

―Denise Kirkpatrick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), University of Western Sydney, Australia

"In the midst of rapid transformation, where past and current concepts, paradigms, and systems converge to create a new innovation resulting in significant disruptions, a compass and a map would be highly useful to make better sense of what is happening. Fortunately, this book serves as just such a map to venture into this emerging world of MOOCs. While the MOOC is relatively new in rendition, it is not so new in origin ("Massive," as in the wide availability of textbooks; "Open," as the Web and the Internet; "Online," as in distance education and eLearning; "Courses," as in organized instruction). This book will help join more dots, connect to other pictures, and consolidate a new baseline of understanding. As history has demonstrated, when this happens, new philosophical and technological outcomes will result."

―Daniel Tan, Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia

"Anyone who is in the field of educational technology and/or online learning has an opinion about MOOCs and the so-called "MOOC Revolution." Curt Bonk and his colleagues, Mimi Lee, Tom Reeves, and Tom Reynolds, have provided us with an outstanding book, capturing the thoughts of leaders and experts on this timely subject. The book takes you from skeptics to supporters, while including case studies from around the world. Whether you are currently offering MOOCs, taking a MOOC, or unsure of their impact on education, this is a must-read."

―Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting at Blackboard Inc.

"The irrepressible Professor Curt Bonk has now focussed his mind, and the minds of his esteemed colleagues, on the impact of MOOCs and Open Education not just in the USA but around the world. By taking an open view of what MOOCs are and by including the wider dimensions of Open Education practice, this book provides a real insight that will be a useful support for anyone who is studying the principles or practice of Open Education. The book is well timed as many of the early adopters have learnt the lessons from MOOCs and Open Education and these lessons will inform the next generation of educators and learners in the Open Education environment. Clearly, this is the ‘must read’ book on the subject."

―Haydn Blackey, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the University of South Wales, UK

"This fascinating collection of stories, use cases, and research studies underscores the dramatic and transformative impact that comes from opening the walls of the institution and removing restrictions on how we share our work. Kudos to Drs. Bonk, Lee, Reeves, and Reynolds for inspiring so many experts from the newly emergent land of open education. Whether working in massive courses or from essential open frameworks for action, openness leads to transparency, transparency to trust. From trust, there are no limits as to what is possible."

―Ellen D. Wagner, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, Inc., and Partner and Senior Analyst for Sage Road Solutions, LLC

"The concept of the MOOC has probably been the most discussed and debated topic in education during the past eight years. Despite some concerns about the actual benefits, the quality, and the business model of MOOCs, hundreds of new MOOCs are being developed and offered every day. Yet, not much literature can be found that reports on the phenomenon comprehensively. In response, this book offers critical reflections and reports on the development and practice of MOOCs around the world. It will give the readers a comprehensive view on both the benefits of as well as the issues around MOOCs that still need to be addressed to make it contribute significantly to the notion of open education."

―Tian Belawati, Rector, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia, and President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education, 2012-2015

"Just as MOOCs stormed the world only a few years ago, Bonk, Lee, Reeves, and Reynolds have brought the world of open education scholars together for a thoughtfully diverse book about the potential for open education globally. This book, thankfully, gives homage to the relatively longer history and backdrop of distance and open education, which, as the authors note, has been building over many years and is capped by the extraordinary opportunity and publicity granted by the coming of MOOCs. Kudos to the editors and authors for their broad geographic, historical, and conceptual perspective."

―Richard T. Hezel, Founder and Chairman, Hezel Associates, LLC


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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5.0 su 5 stelle Enjoy MOOCs being Blossoming just like Charming Spring. 10 marzo 2017
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A review for: MOOCs and Open Education around the world

An exotic Web-flower is blossoming on the stage of the world education with the emergence of the Web as an educational delivery mechanism. Her name is called MOOCs. Her brilliant charm is being accepted and recognized by people all over the world.

Her blossoming is getting fitter with reforming step for learning demand from world education. Namely the Ministries of Education in different countries in the world have become aware of the need the traditional teaching delivery integration with E-learning—Blended Learning delivery nowadays. MOOCs are just the new way of learning delivery; its development and has been described a major buzzword in education today.
Here, I have to mention mainstream excellent works of Curt Bonk and with his editor team, Mimi Lee, Thomas Reeves, and Thomas Reynolds. The representative work is MOOCs and Open Education around the world is required reading in many places around the world. If we say Bonk’s book The World is Open: Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education has helped to revolutionize education, then we can say the book MOOCs and Open Education is a part of this educational revolution and disruption delivery.

This book is mainly delivering a very big picture of the massive educational courses taking place in online today. Web Technology has revolutionized the education in the whole world and simultaneously MOOCs have become a disruptive force in education, especially in Higher Education and lifelong learning. Namely the book is pushing the door open to the environmental limit of learning and teaching in education field and to informal education opportunities in front of each of us in the world.

This book presents an in-depth look at the development of MOOC courses as well as various topics regarding MOOCs and open education all over the world. It tells us MOOCs are successful at providing free (low cost) to large quantities of people. In effect, MOOCs and other forms of open education are effective, innovative learning environments. This book also explores a possible solution to developing and designing MOOCs courses, including assessment questions and issues, the development of MOOC courses for remedial writing, and quality teaching with MOOCs. Such issues are crucial component of effective learning as well as the massiveness of MOOCs necessarily demanding a quality instructor for learner’s success. So, I have recognized that it is now time to embrace massive open online courses, i.e. MOOCs, whatever the organization, institution, or individual involved. But,
If you wonder what “the educational buzzword of 2012”? or why does MOOCs be called “ campus tsunami”…. ?
If you wonder what MOOCs can major play roles in?
If you wonder how many types of MOOCs there are—e.g., MOOCs : xMOOCs, cMOOCs,,,?
If you wonder what are the major MOOC and Open Education issues around the world?
If you wonder what are the new development trends in the future?

I work as an educator at University in China for many years. Without a doubt, I am very honored and proud to read this book. I feel like walking around the stage of world education…It tells us education is markedly changing today….Teachers can transfer a four-walled classroom of learning to authentic learning in action online environment, education is no longer a luxury but a human right. This is just the pursuit and demanding for countless educators both at home and abroad. This book is inspiring and provoking; this book not only makes me recognizing much of the terrain of MOOCs learning and teaching in the educational world but also makes me begin to recognize to change myself teaching and learning from the bottom of my “heart.”

“MOOCer”, a new English word also spread widely in China recent several years. It is reported that the year 2013 certainly witnessed powerful breakthroughs in term of China`s MOOCs initiatives. Some elite universities in China have been increasingly contributing to the worldwide MOOC phenomenon. In Chinese, MOOC is translated into “Mu Ke,” partly based on the similar pronunciation, with “Mu” meaning “adore” and “Ke” meaning “course.” In my opinion, firstly, it still needs the Ministries of Education to call on especially Higher Education, and implement and invest to infrastructure of education and enrich teaching resources for different fields needing different courses which makes learning more open and unconstrained by classes and schedules. This trend is especially evident nowadays. From the perspectives of educators, it is also especially important to remind us to learn and develop and utilize online technology and resources to learn about education in the world and to improve teaching the learner online with the world for most learners also still having to endure extremely dry and bland content from the textbook and maybe unimaginative activities.

Just like every new things, MOOCs is also just a new things. It brings us hope and opportunity about MOOCs and open education as well as much criticism and caution. There is still a range of seemingly never-ending issues related to instructor roles in teaching a massive class or innovative forms of assessment, as well as learner issues such management, quality standards of the content offered, and so on. A teacher spends so much time to design a MOOC course to provide a New Learning Environment for learners.

A book like this is something to enjoy. This book brings to satisfy my internal curiosity about a particular topic and overall thirst for teaching reform and the book also has offered us some insights in designing, as well as participating in, a high-quality MOOC experience. As might be expected, a main concern, or a major challenge, is developing a course that provides an optimal combination between delivering the contents and addressing the needs of the users of it. If you are like me and want to learn how educators are sailing in the sea of education, this book is your navigating light. Open it and challenge yourself and expect some excited with joy moment along the way when you discover answers for whoever you are, a governor, administrator, teacher, or student. Simultaneously I should express my great honor and thankfulness to Bonk, Lee, Reeves, and Reynolds for shrinking and sharing their ideas about MOOCs that helps each one of us to cultivate and find our own place in the field of MOOCs and open education. With your tireless endeavors and sweat, you has paved the way toward a more wonderful world of education. This amazing book “MOOCs and Open Education” might be considered today a vital contribution to this current educational revolution.
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It is good book on Moocs covering other places such as Philipines and Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia and may other parts of the

It is a good book covering the practice of MOOCs in Phlilippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. However,, there was confusion in Malaysia and may be other parts of the world between the concept of distance education, open education, online learning,and e-learning,in which MOOCS: cMOOC or xMOOCs may be implemented. The xMOOC started by Downs and Seimen was based on the theory of Connectivism and wanted the learners to be the creator or producer of information or to be shared by all while the cMOOCs started by Standford, MIT was based on providing free quality education.from the best professors for all learners across the globe, Users are also comparing the engagement or feedback rates in discussions or forums between cMOOCs Coursera programs and the Open University concept using FutureLearn where the Couresra MOOc is lower than FutreLearn Open University concept
However, the xMOOC is more focussed on creating and sharing more information something lie OER across the globe. But these are information to be shared not instructional in nature to be used by teachers to teach. Is xMOOC instructional or informational in nature. If it is informational in nature teachers may have abundance of information but need need to be planned and integrated the in the course to make learning more meaningful and effective
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5.0 su 5 stelle Extensive, engaging, and interesting! 17 febbraio 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading MOOCs and Open Education Around the World! Bonk, Lee, Reeves and Reynolds have brought together an impressive list of academics to examine the MOOC phenomenon and the results are stellar! The 29 chapters provide the reader with a comprehensive and worthwhile examination of the topic, making this book a one-stop resource on the topic. If you need a balanced and comprehensive look on MOOCs, this is the book for you!
5.0 su 5 stelle A Holistic Review of MOOCs and Open Education Through the Eyes of Leaders in this Field 12 marzo 2016
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As an instructional systems doctoral student and executive consultant in the online learning space, I was looking for a holistic and current understanding of MOOCs... Bonk delivered! And I found out that a lot has changed since 2008. This book is a must-have if you are considering MOOC design. Do you know the difference between a "c, x, or hybrid" MOOC? What about the learning theories (constructivism and connectivism) and pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy that guide the selection, design, and delivery of MOOCs? This book is choc-ful-o MOOC knowledge nuggets and lessons learned from MOOC pioneers and education technology and administrative leaders. MOOCs and Open Education is my go-to reference,up there with works by Anderson and Merrill. I hope that Bonk and other contributors to this book continue to share their knowledge as the MOOC and OE landscape continues to evolve. I'll the first in line - no, online to get my copying of the next edition.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Bonk and coauthors take a comprehensive look at MOOCs now ... 9 dicembre 2015
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Bonk and coauthors take a comprehensive look at MOOCs now that the initial uproar died down and produced a worthy read. The book covers the wide ranging opinions and then comes in with credible research to take well-reasoned positions. To its credit, the book is not solely focused on the domestic arguments and applications but reaches into the MOOCs international adoption and usage thereby giving some interesting-and timely-perspectives. This book is a must for a reader interested in MOOCs, OER, and a glimpse of the future face of education.