Sunday, November 18, 2012

Education Explosion: MOOCs

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, have been attracting huge attention and interest in recent months, with an explosion of education activity. They are seen as a possible new way to get around the education logjam:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/13/moocs-college-credit/1699671/

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506326/the-technology-of-massive-open-online-courses/

This new approach is shaking the foundations of 3rd world educational institutions in particular:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506336/online-courses-put-pressure-on-universities-in-poorer-nations/

How are Indians positioning themselves to take advantage of this opportunity?
One thing to consider is that the handwriting may be on the wall for these leftist indoctrination centres like JNU.

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