The Impact of MOOC on Education System: The Current Scenario and the Future

The Impact of MOOC on Education System: The Current Scenario and the Future

T. Pant (IIIT Allahabad, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5146-1.ch011

Abstract

Recent developments in the field of MOOCs in India include the launching of the SWAYAM platform and the UGC guidelines to include MOOC courses through SWAYAM platform in the curriculum. The basic idea of MOOC is very simple; however, its accessibility is not a success as the theme promises. The worldwide success rate of MOOC is as low as 10% of the all registrations. This data is of very serious concern. On the brighter side of the discussion, its popularity has grown over time and more courses are now available for study. This chapter deals with the current status as well as the future scope of MOOC in India.
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Impact Of Mooc

The positive parts of MOOC make it a boon– the availability of online courses which can be registered from any place without admission to a college or institution. This is indeed a brighter option for working professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and academic credentials but can’t join the regular courses. The working professionals also face the problems of study leave which is not uniformly available to them in various organizations throughout our country. The options working professionals have for further learning involves part time study and evening or odd time study which can be very tedious practically. As an alternative, MOOC courses can highly relieve such professionals to enhance their education without suffering from the lack of time for regular study. MOOC is also beneficial in terms of monitory values as getting a certificate for MOOC course is almost free or has a very nominal charge which ultimately affects the working professionals desiring to cut their costs. The professionals willing to get a degree or certificate for some special course have to restrict themselves due to high charges of such courses running on regular basis and MOOC comes to be a rescue in such scenario. This fact is supported by the nature of MOOC based certificates which are highly valuable and recognized worldwide or being recognized gradually. Getting a MOOC certificate is prestigious in itself, which makes it invaluable for working professionals.

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