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Coursera Brings in Global Platform for Indian MOOC

Dec 2, 2014 16:59 IST

    Coursera, which has offered massive open online courses (MOOCs) from various universities, has now partnered with a Business School based in India. This partnership is counted to be Coursera’s  115th collaboration worldwide. Coursera is an US-based educational technology company which has made partnership agreements earlier with many other countries. Under this particular agreement, Indian School of Business (ISB) which is based in Hyderabad would offer online content worldwide through the Coursera platform.

    During his visit in Delhi the Coursera CEO, Richard Levin said that ISB would work in a similar way as other universities. It will choose what content it wishes to put on the platform. Its professors and resources will be used to produce the course and we distribute that.

    Coursera has the largest number of users of e-course in the world. It has around 8 Lakh enrollers from India alone which is the 8% of the total enrolment in Coursera. Most of the enrollers are interested in streams like computer science and business. The Indian students who have enrolled in Coursera are mostly teenagers and those who are in their 20’s, different from their international counterparts who have a median age of 30+.

    Those who take up the courses in Coursera, only about 5-6% complete them. There are 20 to 30% of these successfully passed candidates further take up the Certification 10 courses.

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