Have you ever come across an online course and thought, “wow”? What contributes to that wow factor? The answer is great instructional design (or ID), which helps the audience learn and apply the skills taught in the course. So, what is ID? I have been an instructional designer for almost 10 years now and one… Continue reading Why Instructional Design?
How do we reinvent the teaching experience to equip learners with the skills they need? How do we ensure that students graduate with the ability to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the industry? To complement the existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum with hands-on managerial experience, IIMBx is now offering the School Partnership Programme.… Continue reading Take IIMBx to your classroom!
Ramya Srinivasan, (Head- MOOCs Programme, IIMBx) was recently awarded ‘Woman of Substance’ at the International Women’s Day Celebration at Garden City University, Bangalore. Here’s to her latest victory! Ramya was IIMBx’s first team member; she laid the foundation for the country’s first MOOC-based initiative. Over the last two and a half years, she spearheaded initiatives… Continue reading Woman of Substance
Online education is taking over the ways and techniques of learning in the present generation. It is very well established that learning is considered as a lifelong process and now we can observe individuals reaching out to further education in various different phases of their life for many different purposes such as for their own… Continue reading Learner Story: Innovation and IT
Be it a brick and mortar classroom or a virtual classroom, the biggest challenge for an instructor is to keep the learner 'engaged.' In a physical classroom, this challenge may ease marginally as engagement as a behaviour is directly observable through grades, class participation and attendance. However, you will agree that the scenario is quite… Continue reading Understanding Learner Engagement in MOOCs
I am an I.T specialist working for an energy company in Bern (Switzerland). Most of my free time is spent at two international organizations, where I passionately volunteer. At each organization, I hold a role as a member of the board. Due to my background, the course title “International Business Environment and Global Strategy” immediately… Continue reading Learner Story: International Business Environment and Global Strategy
In the next ten years, the shape of universities will change dramatically; it is necessary and inevitable. It is not just about grades anymore. Learning communities are important. Moreover, it is important for students to learn the tools in school that they would need on the job. One such tool is Flipped Learning. Flipped Learning… Continue reading Flipped Learning
It is a strong belief of mine that the future of higher education lies with online learning. Increasingly, colleges and university students now find themselves with other obligations beyond that of getting a degree. Jobs and family commitments make equal demands on their time. Having the option of taking online classes and studying on their… Continue reading Importance of Online Learning for NextGen
A lot of people say that online education cannot compete with/replace the conventional education system. As it is a new concept the number of students that prefer digital learning are scant. What people fail to see is that learners are edged with the opportunity to interact and gain knowledge from renowned instructors of different universities.… Continue reading Past for this fast future
World Bank recently published its World Development Report 2018 on 'Learning to Realize Education's Promise' - with a great assessment of the current education landscape, the problems that plague it and the interventions that must be acted upon immediately to make learning work for the world. While the entire report is available for consumption on… Continue reading Learning to Realize Education’s Promise: An EdTech Commentary