Massive Open Online Courses – Anyone Can Access Anywhere at Anytime

  • K Suresh ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Education, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Srinivasan Professor and Head, Department of Education, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: MOOCs, cMOOCs, xMOOCs, SWAYAM, Quadrants

Abstract

Information Communication Technology influences all dimensions of education. Especially in distance education, rapid change occurs. Based on the huge availability of online resources like open education resources, distance education can be accessed openly at a low cost. In the 21st century, teaching and learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a new trend of learning for digital learners. MOOC is an open education system available on the web. It is a low-cost courseware, and the participants can access the learning content from anywhere and anytime. The MOOCs are categorized cMOOCs, xMOOCs, and Quasi MOOC models. India is a developing country, and it is making steps ahead to digitalization on its processes. e-panchayat, a-district,
e-hospital, e-greetings, e-office, e-visa, e-NAM (National Agricultural Market), e-pathshala are the examples for India stood on digitalization. India tried to ensure access, equity, and quality education to the massive. With this aim, the SWAYAM portal initiated, and it was the milestone of Indian distance education and providing open education to massive through MOOCs. This paper portrayed on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), its different types of MOOCs, platforms for MOOCs, MOOCs in India, and its merits.

Published
2020-06-01
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Suresh, K., & Srinivasan, P. (2020). Massive Open Online Courses – Anyone Can Access Anywhere at Anytime. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 8(3), 96-101. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v8i3.2458
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