It was an early, nippy morning in August 2019. After I entered the office, having greeted everyone in my path cheerily, and probably forgetting to swipe my ID card at the reception, I received the news.I was going to be a parent!To a new course, of course. It might be a strange comparison, but working… Continue reading The Great (MOOC) Adventure
Amol Bhave's journey to MIT stands as a testimony for the immense potential of online education.
Communication is defined as the exchange of information, thought and emotion between individuals or groups. In other words, communication plays a fundamental role in balancing individual and organizational objectives. Effective Communication is the lifeline for any organization. Fundamentally, relationships grow with better communication, and better relationships lead to further improved communication. Therefore, the functioning and… Continue reading Importance of Communication in a Workplace
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!