Emergence of MOOCs

The idea to learn without physical presence is not new. It dates back to 1840 when Sir Isaac Pitman established a course on shorthand learning through weekly tutorials on postcards. Certainly world of distance education has changed a lot in past few years. The journey which started from correspondence course and distance education, travelled across e-learning, and has now entered into a world of online courses commonly known as Massive…

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Digital Learning – Getting skilled without classrooms

Learning in the comfort of home or office environment may have been the fantasy earlier, but is now a realty for those who can’t join the regular classrooms. Thanks to the e-learning modules provided by many reputed universities and institutions, thousands of people are making use of them cutting across the geographical boundaries. E-learning refers to teaching or training online through internet thereby providing flexibility of access through laptop, tablet…

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