Educational Paradigm Shift: Are We Ready to Adopt MOOC?

Jayakumar Sadhasivam


This paper summarizes the findings from an empirical study carry out the online learning. The impact of information technology in our day-to-day life has been profound. Among many cross disciplines that have been enriched (or benefited) by information technology, educational media is not an exception. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses brings learning, teaching and assessment. MOOC is a Web-based distance-learning program that is designed for the participation of large numbers of geographically dispersed students. In addition, Google and other companies are involving to design and fund to low-cost eLearning. Niche market provides nine certification courses via MOOC, to satisfy the employees specific needs. However, in the present day context the opinion on embracing MOOC by an University has been quite debatable. Addressing this debate on both sides, this papers presents the opinion expressed by the stakeholders in education towards embracing MOOC. Based on the findings from the study, the paper will discuss the challenge and broad concerns applicable to eLearning. The survey is focused on providing a consolidated fact that based on penetration of eLearning. This paper is aimed at providing a solid analysis of eLearning with the help of IT infrastructure in India. The survey contains demographic distribution of faculties; student and system administrator ratio is 39.6. Among a total of 792 of 2000 participants. It is focused that eLearning strategy in India.


MOOC, Education, Online Education, Distance Education, eLearning

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