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MOOCs in India: Yet to Shine

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Rupak Chakravarty, Jaspreet Kaur | Author(s) Affiliation: Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

Education has undergone an unprecedented change since ancient times. As a latest development Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are emerging all over the globe. Embracing students from diverse geographical areas, academic backgrounds, and professional pursuits is the essence of open learning. India is in fact second largest user country of MOOCs, following US being at number one. Recognizing the same, MOOCs gained momentum in India too. While some are run by private business houses, others are introduced by the Government so as to reach the unreachable target group, achieve desired literacy level, and sharpen the skills of youth in order to deal with unemployment and promote various other projects of India viz. Make in India etc. India has still a long way to go, they are likely to be operational like a storm only by year 2020.

Keywords: MOOC, Massive Open Online Course, Online Learning, Online Education, C-MOOC, X-MOOC, ApnaCourse, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

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