Graduate Teaching Through SWAYAM: A Comprehensive Analysis

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Volume-69 Issue-3
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Pranav Mathur, Sumaiya Jawed, Narayan Sharma, Anju Kaicker
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V69I3P108

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Pranav Mathur, Sumaiya Jawed, Narayan Sharma, Anju Kaicker, "Graduate Teaching Through SWAYAM: A Comprehensive Analysis," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 37-45, 2021. Crossref, 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V69I3P108

The onset of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has brought about a drastic revolution in the area of imparting knowledge to learners worldwide, who do not have access to traditional learning systems and also to those who cannot afford the cost of higher education. MOOCs have served as an additional benefit for students for simultaneously pursuing regular courses of study while also enrolling for varied online courses which have tremendous relevance in diverse fields. In India, these courses have gained popularity for reasons of acquiring knowledge, skills, professional excellence, entrepreneurship, and exploring and enhancing career avenues. The present study was undertaken to assess MOOCs through SWAYAM, which stands for Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds, which is an initiative of the Education Ministry. In the present research, study focus has been made on courses made by the Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) which is one of the Nine National coordinators for developing e-content for graduate and postgraduate online courses. An intensive literature review and study of the SWAYAM website has been done by the researchers to collect information regarding the types of online courses offered by various institutes in India, the fields covered in these courses, the structure and design of these courses, mode of production, etc. An effort has also been made to assess the challenges posed to MOOCs. The results revealed a positive impact of these courses with regard to accessibility, affordability, quality of course content, increasing the knowledge, awareness, and skills amongst students.

CEC, MOOCs, SWAYAM, Computer courses, Online Education, Information Technology

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