Online Learning Update

June 16, 2013

Students flock to MOOCs online learning to complement studies

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Alya Mishra, University World News

Kritika Desai, a final-year student of English literature at Jadhavpur University in Kolkata, has just enrolled for an “Introduction to Finance” on Coursera – a platform providing massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The course is offered by the University of Michigan. “In India, no university provides a combination of literature and finance. It is assumed that if you are studying literature you wouldn’t be interested in economics or finance. The MOOC has made it possible for me to study an extra subject from a top American university free of cost,” Desai told University World News. Desai is among thousands of Indians flocking to MOOC platforms offering free online courses from the world’s top universities including Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard and Yale in the United States.

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