Virtual training platforms to faculty development with MOOCs - A study with reference to Bengaluru
Author(s): Dr. BA Venkateshalu
Abstract: MOOCs have aimed at sensitizing the academicians to get the knowledge of the engaging online environments and fields. The unique thing of the MOOC is that it provides the education to the masses, at comparative prices and at the same time maintaining the standards. It can help the Indian students to stay competitive updating with the global market. In this context, the various types of online courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) provide myriad opportunities to the people by introducing them to a global form of learning. In fact, the MOOCs exemplifies as to how the technology can provide the leap for the distance learning. MOOCs is futuristic idea that India needs to nurture and upgrade from time to time. The present article is an empirical study of the MOOCs as on-line platform in developing the teacher educators in Karnataka.