The era of immersive computing offers us a unique opportunity to transform learning. ‘Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)’, an emergent technology, has been one such opportunity that’s come around and proliferated in the last decade. While MOOCs have significantly contributed towards the evolution of the educational landscape as well as bridging the accessibility divide, they… Continue reading Digital Learning: Approaches and Pedagogies Beyond Video
In September of 1996, in the final year of my engineering, I took stock of my overall academic grades and the picture wasn’t pretty. The placement season was about to start and I discovered that I was in the bottom quartile of my class. I had mentally prepared myself to face the reality, which was… Continue reading Why do we need a course on business communication?
We kick off the week with insights on digital learning from Professor G Shainesh – Professor of Marketing at IIM Bangalore. Professor Shainesh has over two decades of international research and teaching experience, and successfully launched a MOOC on customer relationship management. In this interview, Professor Shainesh chats with us about his journey with MOOC creation and… Continue reading The MOOC journey – a faculty perspective
In my two months as an intern at IIMBx, I never spent time on set for a shoot; I only saw the content in its finished form, after the edits and graphics had been placed on the raw footage. Today, I join Natasha and Shreya – Instructional Designer and Pedagogical Research Associate at IIMBx –… Continue reading Behind the scenes: MOOC edition
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
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
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
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!
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
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?