190 Universities Launched 600 Free Online Courses

190 Universities Launched 600 Free Online Courses

Online Courses are the norm of this decade and universities are fully utilizing it. 190 Universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. The Rise of MOOCs In the past six years or so, over 800 universities have created more than 10,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central,…

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1st Annual Online Refresher Course in Chemistry Begins in India

1st Annual Online Refresher Course in Chemistry Begins in India

Chemistry has always been an essential component of the Science curriculum. It’s extremely important that an online course of Chemistry happens to draw attention to the subject. This is exactly what happened a month ago – the first annual online refresher course in Chemistry. What is it? The first annual online refresher course in chemistry for all chemistry teachers of universities and colleges across India happened on November 1. This course was developed by the…

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HRD Minister Unveils Web Platform for Inclusive Higher Education

HRD Minister Unveils Web Platform for Inclusive Higher Education

The HRD ministry has unveiled an ambitious plan to facilitate web-based learning, involving applying for courses and accessing material online, to increase the reach and quality of higher education. HRD minister in a tweet outlined the structure of Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (Swayam) which promises linkages and assistance for web-enabled learning. The massive open online courses (MOOCS) platform will aim to create a student experience: Creating learning plans and providing information…

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