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Universities under threat from MOOC revolution

Online MBA

By RYUICHI KANARI It’s been called the biggest educational revolution in centuries, an increasingly popular movement that could shape the future of higher learning around the globe. And it could also threaten the very raison d’etre of universities. The revolution goes by the name of MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses, and almost 10 million students have already signed up ... Read More »

India’s virtually challenged universities

Online education

Students the world over complain about the expense of higher education and how difficult it is to get into a college or university of their choice. Everyone desires to get into the best institution since that is perceived to be, if not a guarantee to a good job, at least a way to smoothen one’s chances. The US is facing ... Read More »

US-based MOOCs consortia in tie-ups with Indian universities for taking content online

Coursera

For 29-year-old Anil Kumar, a business consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions, an online course in ‘gamification’ fast-tracked his career, earning him a consulting project for his firm in the US. Kumar learnt the concept from Coursera, a social entrepreneurship firm partnering with 33 top universities in the world that offer courses online for anyone to take for free. “Since gamification ... Read More »

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