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MOOCs in Higher Education: Current Trends in India and Developed Countries

MOOCs in Higher Education: Current Trends in India and Developed Countries
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Author(s): Harsh Vardhan Pant (Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal, India & Amrapali Institute, Haldwani, India), Manoj Chandra Lohani (Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal, India) and Jeetendra Pande (Uttarakhand Open University, India)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 20
Source title: Ubiquitous Technologies for Human Development and Knowledge Management
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Hakikur Rahman (Institute of Computer Management and Science, Bangladesh)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7844-5.ch004

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Abstract

Online education has gained a lot of acceptance among the learners in the recent past. The advances in technology and changing demand from students and business as well as the possibility for reducing costs and generating income has led to a MOOC explosion. Over the last years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have received a great deal of attention from the academic community, business, and the media, especially after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic in March 2020. The pandemic has caused educational disruption across the globe. Educational institutes faced with the challenge of maintaining the continuity of learning and were almost forced to switch to the online mode. The seemingly simple and immediate solution is to conduct school remotely using online resources. The aim of this study is to investigate the current trends and prediction with respect to the adoption of MOOCs in the Indian higher education system and identify various influencing factors facilitating this adoption.

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