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Dr. SUNIL JI GARG 
Managing Director 
Sunmitra Education Technologies Limited, 
Lucknow 
1 
Developing A 
MOOC PORTAL 
(MA...
Outline 
•What is a MOOC. 
•Our Effort Showcase. 
•Lucknow Experience. 
•Take-Aways For You. 
2
WHAT IS A MOOC ?
Ever visited a place below?
If Yes, You Are Already a MOOC User. 
• MOOC Stands for: 
5 
MASSIVE 
OPEN 
ONLINE 
COURSE
Let's Understand a Little More 
• MASSIVE 
Many Users, Communication amongst Users, 
Many Courses 
• OPEN 
Open Participat...
Little Background 
• Named in 2008 by Dave Cormier of 
University of Prince Edward Island, 
Canada. 
• Popular Jargon by 2...
Are MOOCs a new word for E-Learning 
• Both Yes and NO. 
• Here the focus is not really learning 
management systems. 
• T...
Understanding MOOC features
Understanding More ....
Show Case - 1 
Structured 
Course 
Modules
Show Case - 2 
Self Paced 
Scheduled 
Start Date
Co-Learner Show Case - 2 
Interaction 
Re-Viewable 
Micro-Lectures
Some MOOC portals also contain 
• Tools for Educators to create/upload their 
courses that meet their policies. 
• Optiona...
OUR EFFORT SHOWCASE.
Sunmitra's Idea - 1 
• Started with blended Learning in 
2011. 
• Focused on ordinary 
teachers/authors to create online 
...
Sunmitra's Idea - 2 
• Support for standard content like PPTs, 
DOCs, PDFs, JPGs, Youtube Videos, Flash, 
Slideshare conte...
Show Case - 1 
Content Sessions, 
Grouped as 
Courses – 
Programs - 
Academies 
Quick Course 
View 
Categories of 
Courses
Show Case - 2 
Direct Search 
within Academy 
Names, Program 
Names, Session 
Names or its 
descriptions
Show Case - 2 
First Few Pages of 
Featured Sessions 
Available without 
making an 
account
Show Case - 3 
F:0 indicates 
a free course, 
F:10 indicates 
a course of 
10 Fee Units 
Ticking over My 
Checkbox allows ...
Show Case - 4 
Course list can be 
filtered on various 
parameters 
Course 
Session 
Count, Active 
Level and 
Course Code...
Show Case - 5 
A Session list shows 
Joining Status, 
completion status 
Session Image, Name, ID, Sequence 
No. is also di...
Show Case - 6 
Its shows details like Session ID, 
Suggested Sequence of Reading, 
Name, Description, No. Of 
Screens, Rec...
Other than filtering, One can also 
Order sessions by Last Attempt, 
Session ID, Name or Its Assigned 
Sequence 
Show Case...
Show Case - 7 
A Session Player is then opened 
according to session Data Type 
(Image, PPT, PDF, HTML, Youtube, 
Slidesha...
Show Case - 8 
A Session Player provides a 
feature to link to any external 
document or URL that can be 
opened separatel...
Show Case - 9 
By Providing Additional Details Any 
Meracourse Learner Can Become a 
Content Author to allow him to 
uploa...
Show Case - 11 
One can then easily 
upload new sessions.
Show Case - 12 
Sessions of various 
content types can then be 
uploaded by the authors.
Show Case - 13 
One can then create a 
course and then add his 
own sessions or sessions 
shared by others.
Finally if desired, One can 
create a Program by adding 
few courses and an Academy 
by Adding Few Programs 
Show Case - 1...
A click over a Fee-Based course directs 
a user to an external shopping portal, 
where the course can be listed 
separatel...
LUCKNOW EXPERIENCE.
Lucknow Experience (Plus-es) 
• Nurturing a raw idea with Least 
distraction. 
• Low Survival Cost. 
• Enough people to te...
Lucknow Experience (Minus-es) 
• Unable to interact with like-minded 
Professionals/Venture Funding 
Agencies. 
• Big Drea...
TAKE-AWAYS FOR YOU 
• Collection of Links for 
E-Knowledge Seekers
Top Mooc Portals ..... 
• udemy.com 
• coursera.org 
• edx.org 
• khanacademy.org 
• novoed.com 
• futurelearn.com 
• sayl...
University Open Coursewares 
• MIT Open courseware ocw.mit.edu 
• Stanford Online class.stanford.edu 
• Utah State Open Un...
MOOC Learning Portals: Indian Initiatives 
• nptel.ac.in 
• wiziq.com 
• classle.net 
• apnacourse.com 
• gyaanexchange.co...
Sites of MOOC Related Interest 
• Global Moocs Directory www.moocs.co 
• MOOC List mooc-list.com 
• World University Conso...
Domain Specific Online Learning 
• Forex Education www.fxacademy.com 
• Language Learning www.instremia.com 
• Economic Ed...
Computers and IT Learning 
• w3schools.com 
• tutorialpoints.com 
• lynda.com 
• code.org 
• codecademy.com 
• quackit.com...
LMS Tools 
• Moodle 
• DokeOS 
• Sakai 
• Canvas 
• ILIAS 
• aTutor 
• Edmodo 
• chamilo 
• OLAT 
• CourseBuilder 
(Google...
Major E-learning Companies In India 
• Educomp 
• Everonn 
• Tata Interactive Systems 
• Sundaram 
• NIIT 
• 24x7learning ...
Education Searches and Listings (INDIA) 
• www.indiastudychannel.com 
• www.bharatstudent.com 
• www.shiksha.com 
• www.ja...
Assessment and Competition Preparation (INDIA) 
• www.gmatclub.com 
• www.pagalguy.com 
• www.time4education.com 
• www.in...
Thank You... 
• I love sharing at md@sunmitra.com 
• Send more links to me. I am sorry! If I 
missed you. 
• Share this in...
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TIE-UP Lucknow Education Event 31st October 2014

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A presentation made by Dr. SUNIL JI GARG regarding his company Sunmitra and his experience while developing a MOOC portal named meracourse.com while sitting in LUCKNOW

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TIE-UP Lucknow Education Event 31st October 2014

  1. 1. Dr. SUNIL JI GARG Managing Director Sunmitra Education Technologies Limited, Lucknow 1 Developing A MOOC PORTAL (MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE) Our Experiences While the Journey is ON
  2. 2. Outline •What is a MOOC. •Our Effort Showcase. •Lucknow Experience. •Take-Aways For You. 2
  3. 3. WHAT IS A MOOC ?
  4. 4. Ever visited a place below?
  5. 5. If Yes, You Are Already a MOOC User. • MOOC Stands for: 5 MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE
  6. 6. Let's Understand a Little More • MASSIVE Many Users, Communication amongst Users, Many Courses • OPEN Open Participation (FREE/FREEMIUM), Open Content, • ONLINE Real-time or Online in a Self Paced Mode. • COURSE Sessions/Modules grouped in a defined structure. Assessment/Certification expected.
  7. 7. Little Background • Named in 2008 by Dave Cormier of University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. • Popular Jargon by 2012 with the advent of EDX, CourseEra, Udacity, Udemy etc. • A "DISTANCE LEARNING" method using digital tools along with learner togetherness.
  8. 8. Are MOOCs a new word for E-Learning • Both Yes and NO. • Here the focus is not really learning management systems. • The focus is: – COURSEs as a prime learning unit. – OPEN-NESS (easy to join/no pre-conditions) – SOCIALISATION OF LEARNING – SCALABILITY
  9. 9. Understanding MOOC features
  10. 10. Understanding More ....
  11. 11. Show Case - 1 Structured Course Modules
  12. 12. Show Case - 2 Self Paced Scheduled Start Date
  13. 13. Co-Learner Show Case - 2 Interaction Re-Viewable Micro-Lectures
  14. 14. Some MOOC portals also contain • Tools for Educators to create/upload their courses that meet their policies. • Optional online LMS tools. • Assessment Creation Tools. • Learner Interaction Tools. • Business Tools (Pricing/Marketing/Analytics).
  15. 15. OUR EFFORT SHOWCASE.
  16. 16. Sunmitra's Idea - 1 • Started with blended Learning in 2011. • Focused on ordinary teachers/authors to create online academies for FREE. • Content grouping as Sessions – Courses – Programs – Academies. • Authoring tools to organise and sequence content.
  17. 17. Sunmitra's Idea - 2 • Support for standard content like PPTs, DOCs, PDFs, JPGs, Youtube Videos, Flash, Slideshare content, Google Drive Content etc. • Learner Progress Monitoring. • Team based content creation. • Fully open or group specific delivery. • Listing and marketing using standard E-Shopping portals.
  18. 18. Show Case - 1 Content Sessions, Grouped as Courses – Programs - Academies Quick Course View Categories of Courses
  19. 19. Show Case - 2 Direct Search within Academy Names, Program Names, Session Names or its descriptions
  20. 20. Show Case - 2 First Few Pages of Featured Sessions Available without making an account
  21. 21. Show Case - 3 F:0 indicates a free course, F:10 indicates a course of 10 Fee Units Ticking over My Checkbox allows you to join Course is the minimum unit One can Join
  22. 22. Show Case - 4 Course list can be filtered on various parameters Course Session Count, Active Level and Course Code are alo visible
  23. 23. Show Case - 5 A Session list shows Joining Status, completion status Session Image, Name, ID, Sequence No. is also displayed
  24. 24. Show Case - 6 Its shows details like Session ID, Suggested Sequence of Reading, Name, Description, No. Of Screens, Recommended Time to Attempt, Attempt Count, Last Attempt Date and Percentage Done Like all Views Session list can be seen in Tabular View
  25. 25. Other than filtering, One can also Order sessions by Last Attempt, Session ID, Name or Its Assigned Sequence Show Case - 6
  26. 26. Show Case - 7 A Session Player is then opened according to session Data Type (Image, PPT, PDF, HTML, Youtube, Slideshare, PODCast, DOC etc.)
  27. 27. Show Case - 8 A Session Player provides a feature to link to any external document or URL that can be opened separately. This provides the power of Hyper-linking even if the content doesn't support it. Meracourse Authors Can Use this feature to link to external discussion forums for co-learner discussion related to any page.
  28. 28. Show Case - 9 By Providing Additional Details Any Meracourse Learner Can Become a Content Author to allow him to upload content, using the content DASHBOARD.
  29. 29. Show Case - 11 One can then easily upload new sessions.
  30. 30. Show Case - 12 Sessions of various content types can then be uploaded by the authors.
  31. 31. Show Case - 13 One can then create a course and then add his own sessions or sessions shared by others.
  32. 32. Finally if desired, One can create a Program by adding few courses and an Academy by Adding Few Programs Show Case - 14
  33. 33. A click over a Fee-Based course directs a user to an external shopping portal, where the course can be listed separately. Show Case - 15
  34. 34. LUCKNOW EXPERIENCE.
  35. 35. Lucknow Experience (Plus-es) • Nurturing a raw idea with Least distraction. • Low Survival Cost. • Enough people to test functional prototypes (For software engine and for content). • Easier to create a platform to start from blended Learning (Brick-Mortar School) to go to fully Virtual Learning.
  36. 36. Lucknow Experience (Minus-es) • Unable to interact with like-minded Professionals/Venture Funding Agencies. • Big Dreams – Low Funds – High Patience LOOP continues ....... • Difficult to get Intellectual Assets evaluated.
  37. 37. TAKE-AWAYS FOR YOU • Collection of Links for E-Knowledge Seekers
  38. 38. Top Mooc Portals ..... • udemy.com • coursera.org • edx.org • khanacademy.org • novoed.com • futurelearn.com • saylor.org • open2study.com • canvas.net • coursesites.com • iai.tv • eliademy.com • openlearning.com • p2pu.org • qualt.com • open.edu/itunes/ • cosmolearning.com • universalclass.com
  39. 39. University Open Coursewares • MIT Open courseware ocw.mit.edu • Stanford Online class.stanford.edu • Utah State Open University ocw.usu.edu • University of California, Berkeley webcast.berkeley.edu • Harvard Open Learning Initiative www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative • Open Yale Courses oyc.yale.edu • Carnegie Mellon University oli.cmu.edu • University of Massachusetts Boston ocw.umb.edu
  40. 40. MOOC Learning Portals: Indian Initiatives • nptel.ac.in • wiziq.com • classle.net • apnacourse.com • gyaanexchange.com • hugheseducation.com • openlearningworld.com • www.meracourse.com • Swyam (To be made available on edx)
  41. 41. Sites of MOOC Related Interest • Global Moocs Directory www.moocs.co • MOOC List mooc-list.com • World University Consortium wunicon.org • MOOC aggregrator class-central.com • Academic QA transtutors.com • EduKWest www.edukwest.com
  42. 42. Domain Specific Online Learning • Forex Education www.fxacademy.com • Language Learning www.instremia.com • Economic Education www.mruniversity.com • SAP related open.sap.com • Security related opensecuritytraining.info • Accounting Related www.qualt.com
  43. 43. Computers and IT Learning • w3schools.com • tutorialpoints.com • lynda.com • code.org • codecademy.com • quackit.com • codeavengers.com • • vogella.com • thinktutorial.com • lessoncup.com • sqlzoo.net • c4learn.com • codelearn.org
  44. 44. LMS Tools • Moodle • DokeOS • Sakai • Canvas • ILIAS • aTutor • Edmodo • chamilo • OLAT • CourseBuilder (Google) • Blackboard • Lectora • Articulate • ILIAS • Udutu • Sumtotal • Skillsoft • Eduwave • Desire2Learn • ScLipo • JoomlaLMS • AuthorPoint
  45. 45. Major E-learning Companies In India • Educomp • Everonn • Tata Interactive Systems • Sundaram • NIIT • 24x7learning • liqvid • Hughes Education • Zeuslearning • Excelsoft • eabyas • TalentEdge • Azim Premji Foundation • Jaypee Associates • Courseking • Edukart • Next Education • ClassTeacher • Time • Meritnation • Upside Learning • G-Cube Solutions • TechKnit • Netvidya • EI Initiatives
  46. 46. Education Searches and Listings (INDIA) • www.indiastudychannel.com • www.bharatstudent.com • www.shiksha.com • www.jagranjosh.com • www.educationobserver.com • www.indiaeduinfo.com • www.careers360.com • www.indiastudychannel.com • www.minglebox.com • www.bestindiaedu.com • www.studynation.com • www.htcampus.com • www.coolavenues.com • www.indiaeducation.net • www.educationworld.in • www.infinitecourses.com • www.digitalcampus.in • www.topmbaindia.com • www.admissionnews.com • www.easyshiksha.com • www.vidyarthy.com • indiaeducationdiary.in
  47. 47. Assessment and Competition Preparation (INDIA) • www.gmatclub.com • www.pagalguy.com • www.time4education.com • www.indiaresults.com • www.successcds.com • www.careerlauncher.com • www.testfunda.com • www.beatthegmat.com • managementparadise.com • www.winentrance.com • www.hitbullseye.com • www.civilserviceindia.com • www.gateforum.com • www.lmsindia.com • www.syvum.com • www.testpractice.net • www.rxpgonline.com • www.upscguide.com • www.totalgadha.com • www.100percentile.com • www.questionpaper.in • ascenteducation.com • www.tcyonline.com
  48. 48. Thank You... • I love sharing at md@sunmitra.com • Send more links to me. I am sorry! If I missed you. • Share this information with as many people as possible. • Keep visiting www.meracourse.com for surprises. 48

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