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Open Education Resources and Massive Open Online Courses

TitleOpen Education Resources and Massive Open Online Courses
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLatchem, C.
PublisherOpen and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries
Series TitleSpringerBriefs in Education
Chapter5
Pagination37–45
Date Published01/2018
Secondary PublisherSpringer, Singapore
Place PublishedSingapore
ISBN Number978-981-10-6741-9
Keywordsdeveloping countries, learning design, massive open online courses, non-formal education, open distance learning, open education resources, virtual university of the small states of the commonwealth
Abstract

This chapter explains how the open access movement, open education resources (OER) that can be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) which are aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the Web can play a crucial role in open and distance non-formal education. It describes how organizations, institutions and countries are collaborating in using these means to provide non-credit, employment creation and capacity-building programmes, the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies and methods and how and why they are now being locally generated.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6741-9_5
DOI10.1007/978-981-10-6741-9_5
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