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Lights, camera, auction! 

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! 

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The Magic of Sound

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

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What to do on the day of the shoot

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

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A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Enrichment Analysis: Data-Driven Insights

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

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Different shooting styles for your MOOCs

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

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On creating your MOOC Curriculum

Picture this… You’ve been offering a course that’s very popular amongst your learners; your classroom is a testimonial to how effectively you engage with them. You’ve now decided to offer the course online through a MOOC. What are your considerations going to be? How would you plan your instruction? Will the outline of your MOOC… Continue reading On creating your MOOC Curriculum

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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

What to learn

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