Publication Type:

Conference Proceedings

Source:

Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education, MITE 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p.20-24 (2016)

ISBN:

9781509010622

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85032815146&doi=10.1109%2fMITE.2016.48&partnerID=40&md5=29aeee9b49f18c8f4312c772d9ef8e94

Keywords:

E-learning, Education, Educational technology, Engineering research, Higher education, Higher education institutions (HEIs), Life long learning, Long-term impacts, Massive open online course, Qualitative evaluations, SWAYAM, UNESCO world declaration

Abstract:

Massive Open Online Courses have been deemedboth as a disruption as well as the biggest experiment of ourtimes in higher education. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)are facing a lot of heat owing to competition and rising costs. This work looks at Massive Open Online courses through the lensof Higher Education and its expected outcomes. Using acomparative framework, we map the expected outcomes of highereducation against popular global MOOCs and the recentlylaunched Indian version - SWAYAM to evolve the strengths andweaknesses inherent to both modes. Global MOOC platformsscore highest on student centric parameters including learningdesign, opportunities for lifelong learning, better accessibility. The strength of SWAYAM lies in its qualitative evaluation systemsas well as recognition of credits, equity of access andaffordability. Traditional HEIs have a clear edge over globalMOOCs and SWAYAM in terms of long term impact on citizenand society building and shaping individual opinions.

Cite this Research Publication

Anitha Kaveri, Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr. Sangeetha G, and Maheshwar Pratap, “Convergence or Divergence: MOOCs and Legacy of Higher Education Outcomes”, Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education, MITE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 20-24, 2016.