Massive Open Online Courses in India-Public Opinion and the Road Ahead

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Volume-69 Issue-12
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Anju Kaicker, Archit Kandula, Aryan, Jikmik Molia, Kasak Samadhiya, Pranav Mathur, Sehajnoor Kaur, Sumaiya Jawed
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT- V69I12P104

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Anju Kaicker, Archit Kandula, Aryan, Jikmik Molia, Kasak Samadhiya, Pranav Mathur, Sehajnoor Kaur, Sumaiya Jawed , "Massive Open Online Courses in India-Public Opinion and the Road Ahead," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 17-25, 2021. Crossref,

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a fairly recent concept in the sector of education. They have witnessed tremendous growth in their popularity. They have become a means to learn and acquire new skills from the comforts of one’s own home. MOOCs are affordable and offer a flexible means of learning. They are a boon for those who cannot pursue their desired course(s) in a traditional educational setting of a classroom and a formal institutional campus. The purpose of this paper is to understand the popular public opinion of a random sample of 505 people from various age groups and vocations on MOOCs. In the survey, the acceptability of MOOCs was assessed, and the potential that they hold in transforming the face of formal education and their usefulness among different age groups was explored. The results revealed that there is growing acceptability and inclination of people to enrol in MOOCs for skill enhancement and job opportunities. The paper also speculates a rise in the number of enrolments in these online courses in the near future once the National Education Policy is implemented by the Government of India.

MOOCs, Internet, Online education, National Education Policy, Career enhancement.


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