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
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?
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
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
Certificate in Technology and Management (CTM) – a 10-month online programme offered by faculty from IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and other IITs – is in its final leg of admissions. Apart from MOOCs delivered by some of the best minds in the country, CTM offers webinars, case studies, online discussion forums, and interviews with industry… Continue reading CTM and AWS
While videos play a major role in capturing learners’ attention, they may not always engage them like a real-life conversation. Since most MOOCs depend heavily on videos, it’s crucial to create them in a way that meets the student’s needs. The different types of MOOC videos are: Introductory Lecture videos Tutorials/demonstrations Interviews Panel… Continue reading Different shooting styles for your MOOCs
What are the things that get you excited to wake up each morning and start another day, sing another verse, write another chapter in the evolving story of your life? What keeps you going when you start wondering if your life and existence have any meaning at all? What fills you with the juice and… Continue reading Reinvent your work experience!
The global race towards AI and Industry 4.0 has already begun. Governments and organizations are investing their time and intellectual assets in reshaping themselves for the future. The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), already runs SWAYAM – an online platform providing free courses from premier institutions. IIMB is the national coordinator for management courses… Continue reading Workshop: AI-based Learning System for Higher Education (ALSHE)