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Preface to MOOCs and Open Education Special Issue: The Power of Four ARTICLE

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International Journal on E-Learning Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In April of 2001, the president of MIT, Charles Vest, announced the establishment of a project for placing MIT course contents on the Web for free. In effect, this announcement started the OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement. Since that time, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER) have proliferated on the scene. A flurry of research reports, books, programs, announcements, debates, and conferences related to MOOCs and open education have forced educators to reflect on how these new forms of educational delivery might enhance or even transform education. In response, the four editors of this special issue, Mimi Lee, Curt Bonk, Tom Reynolds, and Tom Reeves, organized a preconference symposium on this topic at the International E-Learn Conference in Las Vegas in October 2013 which resulted in this special issue. This particular article serves as the preface to the special issue.

Citation

Bonk, C., Lee, M., Reynolds, T. & Reeves, T. (2015). Preface to MOOCs and Open Education Special Issue: The Power of Four. International Journal on E-Learning, 14(3), 265-277. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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