Learner Story

Learner story: Entrepreneurship

One of the biggest advantages of MOOCs is their wide reach. Distance and time are no longer constraints for the learner and teacher in a MOOC platform. Because of their versatile nature, MOOCs are more inclusive and help learners from all walks of life. Recently, Yash Raj Karthikey - a young entrepreneur - shared with… Continue reading Learner story: Entrepreneurship

What to learn

What to learn this weekend – Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets 

Risk and returns are the most talked about, yet least understood concepts in the world of banking and financial markets. Concerns about risk management increased exponentially around the world after the global financial crisis of 2008, where ‘risk contagion’ spiraled out of control and resulted in a catastrophic series of events. The whole world, especially the ecosystem of banking and financial markets, has altered significantly and possibly forever. In this… Continue reading What to learn this weekend – Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets 

Faculty Speak

Technology isn’t just changing society — it’s changing what it means to be human

Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan specialises in organisational behaviour and human resource management. She has been extensively involved in designing and delivering leadership development programs for Indian and international companies. With four successful MOOCs under her belt, Professor Srinivasan smoothly facilitates online learning for students and professionals all over the world. In this blog post, she discusses… Continue reading Technology isn’t just changing society — it’s changing what it means to be human

Expert insights

Lights, camera, auction! 

Do you watch movies? Have you ever come across a distressed protagonist, up against the hammer of an auctioneer? No, Thor was not the auctioneer here. But let your imaginations fly. As part of a course on quantitative marketing research, we conducted an auction. The auction was mainly held to measure willingness to pay, or WTP. Now, let… Continue reading Lights, camera, auction! 

Expert insights

The Magic of Sound

This is the final post in our four-part series on video shooting (you can read our first three posts here, here, and here). A video is not complete without its audio components and in this blog post, we will be focusing on audio and how it affects the quality of your video.  Is there anything more frustrating than poor sound quality in a video? Whether it’s background noise,… Continue reading The Magic of Sound

Expert insights

Why graphic design? 

There’s more to graphic design than just aesthetics. It’s beyond creative concepts or colourful illustrations.  It’s all about skillfully combining different visual elements to give the user a meaningful experience.     Research in educational theory and cognitive psychology tells us that visual learning is one of the best methods for teaching students of all ages how to think and learn. So, how… Continue reading Why graphic design? 

Expert insights

What to do on the day of the shoot

This the third post in our four-part series on video shooting etiquette (if you missed the previous posts, you can catch them here). Now, it’s time to start shooting your course video.  This is where the magic begins! After checking if all equipment and gear are in order, we start shooting according to the list… Continue reading What to do on the day of the shoot

Expert insights

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Enrichment Analysis: Data-Driven Insights

MOOCs exploded into the academic consciousness in summer 2011, when a free ‘Artificial Intelligence’ course was offered by Stanford University, California. The course attracted 1,60,000 learners from around the world – 23,000 of whom completed it. Of those learners, 410 outperformed the top student at Stanford. It was clear that brick-and-mortar campuses were unlikely to keep up with the demand for advanced education. However, distance learning has faced one major problem since the nineteenth… Continue reading A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Enrichment Analysis: Data-Driven Insights

Expert insights

Choosing the right location for your course video 

This is the second blog post in a four-part series on creating great course videos. If you missed the first post, you can catch up here. In the second part of our series, we will understand how to assess the ideal location for your shoot, and how to prepare for location scouting.    The team has to decide whether the course will be shot in-studio or at an indoor/outdoor location.… Continue reading Choosing the right location for your course video