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Platform – the building blocks of your MOOC

Access to the internet means access to anytime, anywhere learning. Today, anyone with an internet connection can choose from a platter of courses from the world's best universities with platforms like edX, Coursera, Udacity, and Khan Academy. How does this impact us as MOOC creators? Primarily, it means we shouldn’t limit the scope of our… Continue reading Platform – the building blocks of your MOOC

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On Diversity and Inclusion in your MOOC Narrative

Open access is an essential aspect of MOOCs and in keeping with the openness, it is important to ensure inclusion and avoid bias or prejudice in our instructional narratives. This reduces the possibility of causing offence and avoids excluding a section of the learners. How do you maintain diversity and gender neutrality, unless you are… Continue reading On Diversity and Inclusion in your MOOC Narrative

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What to learn this weekend – Intellectual Property Rights: A Management Perspective

"Intellectual property rights." Sounds heavy, right? And complicated? Not when Professor Damodaran is in charge. An expert in economics and social sciences, Professor Damodaran's research covers cultural economics, IPR economics, environmental economics, financing, and many more. He has advised the World Intellectual Property Organisation as part of WIPO's development agenda, is the Chairperson of the Technical… Continue reading What to learn this weekend – Intellectual Property Rights: A Management Perspective

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Understanding Learner Engagement in MOOCs

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