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Date:
June 14, 2014
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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http://www.balbharti.co.in

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India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110003 India
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MOOC- MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES: The way forward…..!

Education has evolved over the years; from closed walls to correspondence courses and then to online learning. The advent of advanced technology and the subsequent birth of e-learning have paved the path for a revolutionary and futuristic form of higher education: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

MOOC is aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Apart from the traditional course materials such as videos, readings and problem sets, MOOC provides interactive user forums that enable them in building a community for the students, academics, and teaching assistants.
Today, academic institutions are struggling with limited availability of courses, and the woes working students are faced with are being addressed; their inability to attend regular classes, to earn while studying, and the inability to dedicate required time to complete a regular course. MOOC has arrived at a time when many institutions offering higher learning are in dire financial crisis, providing more opportunities and the flexibility to study with ease. A fifteen-year old scientist doesn’t have to wait till he or she turns twenty to gain advanced scientific knowledge.

Owing to massive enrollments, MOOC requires instructional design that facilitates large -scale feedback and interaction. The two basic approaches are:

  •  Peer-review and group collaboration Automated feedback through   objective, online assessments, e.g. quizzes and exams
  • With the world reduced smaller by ever-changing technology and the manner we communicate far improved, MOOCs future remains bright. With the rise in Internet penetration students in remote corners are likely to enjoy access, competition in online handholding will be intense, and the MOOC community, with sophisticated technology, will be rendered more interactive. Taking into account of such a futuristic scenario, one can conclude with certainty that it is indeed blooming.

MOOCs—Breaking Education Barriers

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MOOCs whirlwind—Global Education at Scale
MOOCs Handholding—The Need and the Way Ahead…!