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MOOCMassive Open Online Course (online education)
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Demand for faster and reliable MOOC platform and network technology
An India specific MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses) platform -- likely to be christened ' Swayam', indicating self- learning -- is expected to be launched on September 25, the birth anniversary of Jan Sangh leader Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and one of the guiding lights for BJP.
The low completion rates--often less than 10 percent--for MOOCs drew attention: some wondered if the courses the MOOC companies offered were relevant for the students who might benefit most from a low-cost college experience, and higher-education commentators asked whether students attending college were buying access to academic content or something else, like the credential or the network, that a college offers.
Wheeler, a well-known recruiting industry commentator, explains that recruiters are starting to probe MOOCS to identify candidates who are most likely to have not only the skills their organization needs, but also pinpoint which ones are staying current in their field, are learning new skills and are motivated to work hard.
The MOOC is the first course in the master's degree programme and students who successfully complete the MOOC will be able to apply credits for the course towards the full degree programme.
The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is paying for the UO's efforts to launch the MOOC as a condition of a 2012 grant.
MOOC platforms often include such visions of equal distribution (in the form of education accessibility) in their mission statements: Coursera claims its goal is general empowerment of individuals to improve their lives and the lives of others in their communities, indicating awareness of the interface's civic potential, and edX seeks to "build a global community of online students" and "reach out to students of all ages, means, and nations, and to deliver these teachings from a faculty who reflect the diversity of its audience," according to its online mission statement.
People don't go into a MOOC thinking they want college credit.
Berkeley will soon offer music classes on our platform, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) will provide French classes," explains Howard Lurie, vice-president of edX, a MOOC platform created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard as a non-profit organisation.
This month the first MOOC platform was launched in the UK.
Public Schools, a pilot program includes 13 juniors and seniors who are enrolled in three MOOCs offered by edX, a nonprofit MOOC partnership between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
There has been some worrying research suggesting that employers feel disconnected from higher education as it is and there are likely to be more challenges and opportunities ahead for recruiters in weighing up the value of a MOOC qualification.