IIT-B to launch online courses on R-Day

IIT-B to launch online courses on R-Day

IIT-Bombay, the extended online educational services from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, will be launched on Republic Day.

 IIT-Bombay has added significant functionality to the Open-edX platform to create and offer MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from IITBombay, which was created for the benefit of Indian learners, and training workshops for teachers.

This includes modifications to make it suitable for blended MOOCs, and Indian language interfaces. This functionality will be extended in future to also cover the special needs of school education and vocational training, said Prof Uday Gaitonde, faculty member with the Mechanical Engineering Department of the institute. 

“MOOCs provide a very pleasant satisfaction of reaching out to a large number of students—from 15-year-olds to 75-year-olds,” he said.

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