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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Features and Platforms

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Features and Platforms
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Author(s): Abhishek Kumar (INFLIBNET Centre, India) and Shweta Nishad Brahmbhatt (INFLIBNET Centre, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 17
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.ch005


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This chapter aims to provide an up-to-date snapshot of the current state of application called MOOCs, which are one of the subset of e-Learning. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) provide a new way of learning, which is open, participatory, distributed and lifelong. Various premier universities of the world are now offering courses in the form of MOOCs. The MHRD, Government of India has also started a MOOCs platform called SWAYAM. This chapter covers the definition of MOOCs, its features and different MOOC platforms being used for e-learning i.e. edX, Coursera, SWAYAM, Udacity.

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