Online Learning Update

January 7, 2014

Make online education click

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by GAYLE CHRISTENSEN & BRANDON ALCORN, Hindu Business Line

India is facing major challenges in higher education. In 2007, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh noted that in almost half of India’s districts, higher education enrolments were “abysmally low” and that two-thirds of Indian universities and 90 per cent of Indian colleges were rated as below average on quality parameters. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be one potential solution, not to overcome India’s higher education challenges entirely, but to help alleviate some of the country’s access and quality issues in higher education. MOOCs have attracted international media attention over the last two years. Leading universities from around the world have partnered with MOOC providers, such as Coursera and EdX, to deliver high-quality online courses for free to millions of students around the world.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/make-online-education-click/article5519453.ece

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