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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1812A54

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402-408

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Role of MOOCs in Indian Higher Education

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2349-5162

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"Role of MOOCs in Indian Higher Education", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.402-408, December-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A54.pdf

Abstract

This paper examines the role of Massive online open courses (MOOCs) in Indian higher education. MOOCs have a major role to play in increasing Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education. One of the biggest problems that Indian higher education is facing is lack of applicability for the industry. Most of the MOOCs offered are closely related to industry demand and needs. Also in India, the major part of population resides in rural areas and people can’t afford to get quality education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are cost effective way of learning. The Advantages of MOOCs are diverse courses offered by top universities and professors are available, free access to the content and lectures, Access of courses in diverse areas to diverse audience etc. However, MOOCs cannot replace the experience of real classroom learning and physical presence of a teacher. It cannot provide personalized content and individual attention by the teacher. Internet connection is a basic requirement and can be a barrier in remote areas where internet connection is not strong. It is difficult to keep track of students’ assignments and involvement. MOOC cannot replace the conventional system of education and learning but it has a huge role in bridging the gap between know and know nots and match supply with the demand.

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Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER), Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), fourth industrial revolution

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"Role of MOOCs in Indian Higher Education", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp402-408, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A54.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1812A54
Registration ID: 194018
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 402-408
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Role of MOOCs in Indian Higher Education", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp402-408, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A54.pdf




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