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Open Educational Resources for MOOC: Initiative at National Level

Open Educational Resources for MOOC: Initiative at National Level
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Author(s): Amit Kumar Deval (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 20
Source title: Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anna Kaushik (University of Kota, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5146-1.ch014

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Abstract

The higher education sector is being influenced by many factors, and a paradigm shift from conventional learning to virtual learning can easily be observed. MOOCs are an innovative initiative in promoting and imparting virtual learning to the end users that are restricted to pursue their higher education due to time, space, and money constraints. Open educational resources are an integral part of MOOCs, and to sustain the viability of MOOCs, quality open educational resources are a need of the hour. Issues related to MOOCs and open educational resources are being taken up by various governmental and non-governmental organizations in accelerating the e-learning concepts among their citizens and to fill up the gaps, if any, to avoid digital divide between the students of regular and open universities. India, being a developing country, needs to put more efforts into promoting the concepts of MOOCs and to popularizing the concepts. In this regard, the Government of India has introduced various platforms for open educational resources for enhancing and supporting MOOCs.

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