Open Education with MOOC Courses Raise Their Game

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Open Education - Rising or Dead?
Open education includes resources, apparatuses and hones that utilize a system of open offering to enhance educational access and viability around the world.

Open Education consolidates the conventions of learning offering and creation to 21st century innovation to make an incomprehensible pool of openly shared educational resources, while tackling today's community soul to create educational methodologies that are more receptive to learner's necessities.

The thought of free and open partaking in education is not new. Actually, offering is most likely the most essential normal for education: education is imparting learning, experiences and information with others, whereupon new information, abilities, thoughts and comprehension can be constructed. Open Education looks to scale up educational open doors by exploiting the force of the web, permitting fast and basically free spread, and empowering individuals far and wide to get to learning, interface and team up. Open is key; open permits access, as well as the freedom to alter and utilization materials, information and networks so education can be customized to individual clients or woven together in new routes for different groups of onlookers, extensive and little.

Why is Open Education vital?


Individuals need to learn. By giving free and open access to education and learning, we help make a world where individuals can satisfy this yearning. Understudies can get extra information, perspectives and materials to help them succeed. Laborers can learn things that will help them at work. Faculty can draw on resources from all around the globe. Researchers can impart information and grow new connections. Educators can discover better approaches to help understudies learn. Individuals can join with others they wouldn't generally meet to impart thoughts and information. Materials can be deciphered, combined, broken separated and openly shared once more, increasing get to and welcoming crisp methodologies. Anybody can get to educational materials, insightful articles, and strong learning communities at whatever time they need to. Education is accessible, accessible, modifiable and free.



Open educational resources are most valuable when instructors disseminate them in open configurations, so educators and understudies can utilize those resources paying little respect to the specific specialized stages their schools have embraced. Undertakings like the OER Commons go about as archives for top notch open educational resources.
 



MOOCs and Open Education


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are also kind of Open Education programs, available for everyone, anywhere, anytime. Individuals call these courses "massive" in light of the fact that their enlistment is open to a bigger number of understudies than customary educational establishments may allow implying that hundreds (even thousands) of understudies may take part in a specific MOOC. Today, numerous schools and colleges have joined associations focused on giving astounding education through MOOCs.

MOOCs are online courses where lectures are ordinarily "canned," quizzes and testing are computerized, and student investment is willful. They accomplish extensive scale by decreasing instructor contact with individual students; students frequently believe in self-paced learning and group discussions. 



Rising of Moocs and Open Courses [Source: Nature.com]

List of few Open Courseware: MIT Open Courseware, P2PU Courseware, University of the People, Academic Earth, CK12, OER Commons, Connexions, National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), Saylor: Free Education, Education Portal (or study.com), Open Education Week and many more.  

However, besides these experiments, the major development in 2014 has been the Big 3 MOOC providers, Coursera, Udacity, and edX, introducing their own credentials for paid courses. Udacity announced its Nanodegree program (and a new round of funding), billed as “Industry credentials for today’s jobs in tech”. Coursera announced Specializations in January and currently has developed 27 specializations, with more in the works. Specializations are already a strong revenue driver for Coursera. edX also has its version, called Xseries, of which 11 have been announced. Parallely, The Government of India led by Narenda Modi (PMO,India) launched a India specific MOOC platform called Swayam.

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