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MOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education

A New Pedagogical Framework

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March 2019
9788770220620
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    21st March
  • ISBN 9788770220620
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$100.00
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April 2019
9788770220613
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    29th April
  • ISBN 9788770220613
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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During the last decade, our society is witnessing an authentic revolution that, in a dizzying manner, has deeply influenced, modified, and transformed the way of life of human beings. This constant and unstoppable revolution is transmuting all areas of our life: social, cultural, personal, labor, economic, and training. This new society is characterized by a high generation of knowledge and the constant and fluid processing of information.

In this macro-context, the MOOC phenomenon emerged. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) courses are based on the principles of massive, free access to all materials and resources offered online. This new didactic path can be constituted in an innovative techno-social tendency, especially oriented in the panorama of Higher Education, to stimulate university improvement, to open opportunities at the same time for education and training, and, to shift universities towards a new business model. In addition to being an entry point for the popularization of science and knowledge, the future possibilities are enormous and are being studied in all their various dimensions. Many initiatives as a result have been developed to implement this new form of education.

MOOC Courses and the Future of Higher Education presents the latest research theories and current examples of MOOC courses practices in Higher Education. The chapters represent an extensive assortment of interpretations and practice examples of MOOC courses, across areas as varied as teaching methodologies, instructional innovations, educational technology, etc. This work is structured in three sections, the first one covers the university institution in the knowledge society, the second analyzes the MOOC training proposals, and the third discusses the future role of MOOCs.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:

  • The Virtualization of Teaching in Higher Education
  • Training and Professional Development at the e-University
  • Taxonomy of MOOCs
  • MOOC: Strengths and Weaknesses
  • MOOCs and the Scientific Community: Challenges and Innovation
  • MOOC Platforms
  • Directory of MOOC Resources
  • MOOC: Reflections of the Future

Introduction
1. University and the Knowledge Society
2. The Use of Digital Technology in University Teaching and Learning
3. The Virtualization of Teaching in Higher Education: e-University
4. MOOCs: Strengths and Weaknesses
5. MOOCs: Rethinking Education in the Age of Knowledge
6. Directory of MOOC Resources
7. MOOC Reflections on the Future
References
Bibliography

José Gómez-Galán

José Gómez-Galán is with Metropolitan University, Puerto Rico, and Catholic University of Avila, Spain.

Antonio H. Martín Padilla

Antonio H. Martín Padilla is with Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.  

César Bernal Bravo

César Bernal Bravo is with King Juan Carlos University, Spain, and University of Almeria, Spain.

Eloy López Meneses

Eloy López Meneses is with Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.

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