Online Learning Update

February 25, 2020

India Opens the Door Wide for Online Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed

The government of India is for the first time allowing universities to offer fully online degrees — a change that could reshape education delivery in the country while blowing open the door to a previously limited market for U.S.-based online education services companies. For many years, Indian universities and colleges were not permitted to offer more than 20 percent of a degree online, in part because of concerns about quality and limited mechanisms for oversight and regulation. Now, as part of a push to widen access to higher education and raise the profile of Indian institutions globally, restrictions on online learning are starting to lift.  Massive open online education providers Coursera and edX both say they hope to increase their existing presence in India and partner more deeply with institutions there.

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