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Massive Open Online Courses - MOOC - Will it catch on?

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MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses is a buzzword in today's education world. Online Education is catching up giving rise to platforms like Coursera, NPTEL, My Open Courses and others. The content is …

MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses is a buzzword in today's education world. Online Education is catching up giving rise to platforms like Coursera, NPTEL, My Open Courses and others. The content is getting free. Will it disrupt higher education across the globe. Arun Prabhudesai, Co-Founder & CTO at Enhance Education presented this brief deck on MOOC at the Mobile India 2013 conference held in Bangalore on 9th January 2013

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  • 1. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Will it Catch on? By Arun Prabhudesai Co-Founder & CTO My Open Campus / My Open Courses
  • 2. MOOC is not a new phenomenon, just that it has evolved over the years! 1990s & Later 2010 & Later CBTs, WBTs, Online Animations, Online Certifications* Videos & Assessments* The word certifications has been used loosely here, it can be any form of accreditation
  • 3. Why this sudden Buzz?
  • 4. Due to Increase in Last Mile Connectivity MOOCThanks to Internet and Mobile Penetration…
  • 5. And Rise of MOOC platforms
  • 6. MOOC, the future of Higher Education?• No one is entirely clear on how MOOCs are going to affect higher education in India or abroad• But, with advent of MOOCs, Universities will have to change• High quality vetted content will be freely available to students• Professors will have to transform their teaching methods as students will demand more• Rise of Social and Collaborative Learning• Improvement in Standard of Education
  • 7. MOOC Growth Challenges• MOOC can act as catalyst, but cannot replace classroom learning• MOOC “Certificate of Completion” cannot replace Degrees• Lack of stringent proctoring methods for MOOC assessments leading to credibility issues for their certifications
  • 8. Final Words Rise of MOOCs is inevitable…Rather than looking at it as threat, Universities will have to transform, facilitate and embraceOnline Collaborative Learning Methods that has potential to catapult the quality of higher education in India.
  • 9. Questions?Arun Prabhudesai#91.9822575676