Whiteboards, MOOCS are taking education to next level


Whiteboard, used metaphorically to refer to features of computer software applications that simulate whiteboards, are “virtual whiteboards” allowing one or more people to write or draw images on a simulated canvas.

This, along with Massive Online Open Courses or MOOCs, the courses that anyone can take from anywhere in the world, are the future of higher education.

Throughout India, online education is gaining favor as a career accelerator, particularly in technical fields. Indian enrollments account for about 8 percent of global enrollments for the MOOCs.

India’s top-tier technical universities have created free videotaped lectures of more than 700 courses with the goal of bringing students of regional colleges onto a digital platform and in touch with the country’s most renowned professors.

In the United States and Europe, MOOCs have proved less revolutionary than their champions predicted when they launched on a wide scale in 2012. Rather than displacing traditional undergraduate programs, MOOCs in developed economies seem to find their biggest audience among those eager to learn more about history, psychology, or some other such courses that people are doing on a whim. Those enrollees try lots of classes but often drop out after a few sessions.

It’s a different story in India. There, online courses from the US or Europe are finding a big following among college students and recent graduates. India ultimately is a much bigger market for MOOCs than the US.

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