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By Robert A. Rhoads

ISBN-10: 1421417790

ISBN-13: 9781421417790

In MOOCs, excessive know-how, and better Learning, Robert A. Rhoads areas the OpenCourseWare (OCW) flow into the bigger context of a revolution in academic know-how. In doing so, he seeks to deliver larger stability to more and more polarized discussions of hugely open on-line classes (MOOCs) and express their ongoing relevance to reforming larger schooling and better learning.

Rhoads bargains a provocative research of a selected second in background whilst cultural, political, and monetary forces got here including evolving instructing and studying applied sciences to result in the MOOC. He argues persuasively that the OCW and MOOC pursuits have had an important effect at the digitalization of information and they have helped extend the methods scholars and academics engage and increase rules collaboratively. He additionally significantly analyzes the wide media assurance of MOOCs whereas interpreting empirical stories of MOOC content material supply, the organizational approach aiding the OCW/MOOC circulation, and college exertions concerns.

Too usually, know-how advocates champion the MOOC circulate as an answer to raised education’s demanding situations with no spotting the pedagogical, social, and financial charges. MOOCs, excessive know-how, and better Learning demanding situations some of the democratic claims made through MOOC advocates, pointing to massive inequities within the methods MOOCs are offered as a substitute to brick-and-mortar entry for low-income populations. This e-book bargains a clear-eyed point of view at the capability and peril of this new kind of education.

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