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Educational Paradigm Shift: Are We Ready to Adopt MOOC?
Published in International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
Pages: 50 - 55
This survey paper encapsulates the findings from an empirical study carried out on online learning. The impact of information technology in our day-to-day life has been profound. Because of this many cross disciplines that have been enriched (or benefited) by information technology, and the educational media is a major one among them. On the context of eLearning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) [20] had contributed a larger portion to deliver an integration of learning, teaching and assessment. MOOC is a Web-based tool for distance-learning environment, designed for the participation of large numbers of geographically dispersed audience [11]. In addition, Google and other companies are involved in the design and funding towards a low-cost eLearning. Niche market provides certification courses via MOOC, to satisfy the employee's specific needs [12]. However, in the present day context the opinion on embracing MOOC by any University has been quite debatable. Addressing this debate on both sides, this paper presents the opinion expressed by the stakeholders in education towards embracing MOOC. The survey is focused on providing a consolidated fact that is based on penetration of eLearning. A survey was carried out to provide a solid analysis of eLearning with the help of IT infrastructure in India. On the analysis of the survey from faculty, students and system administrator it revealed demographic distribution of 39.6 percentages from the overall participant of 792 out of 2000. Based on the findings from the study, the paper also discusses the challenge and broad concerns applicable to eLearning in India.
About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)
PublisherInternational Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)
Open AccessYes