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IIM Bangalore’s courses now available on EdX

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IIM Bangalore (IIM-B) has launched a series of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in partnership with EdX, reports NextBigWhat. IIM-B had joined the open learning platform EdX last year in August and had said that it would make courses available within a year from then. As part of the membership, the B-school was to provide several of its courses on the edX platform for free.

Named IIMBx, the provider will offer 4 courses to start with, two will begin next month, followed by one in August and one in October this year. The currently offered courses are: Statistics for Business Stats – I (5 weeks) and II (6 weeks), Innovation and IT Management (6 weeks) and Introduction to Operations Management (7 weeks).

The MOOC platform is also offering course takers the option of getting a Verified Certificate of Achievement costing Rs 1,500. EdX claims that India is its second biggest user base outside the US. In March last year, edX president Anant Agarwal had told The Times of India that India was then the second largest market for edX, accounting for 12% of its global user base. Agarwal had claimed that over 2.5 lakh people from India had registered for courses on its platform as of March this year.

Other developments in the MOOC space:

  • Last month, the British Council launched a series of free MOOCs on IELTS and English for teachers and students on the FutureLearn platform. The courses included: Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests and Exploring English: Language and Culture. The British Council claimed to have over 400,000 registered users for its MOOCs previously.
  • One of the largest acquisitions in the MOOC space has been of LinkedIn’s Lynda.com acquisition. The former spent a $1.5 billion in a cash and stock deal to acquire the latter in April.
  • The Delhi University launched a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in January this year. The courses would be free, open and accessible worldwide. The University was also planning to provide offline interactive facilities at four colleges, including Aryabhatta College, Maharaja Agrasen College, IP College for Women and Keshav Mahavidyalaya.
  • In December last year, IIT Kanpur was developing its own platform for MOOCs called MOOKIT. Under MOOKIT, the institution will develop MOOCs around verticals like agriculture and computer science among others. Then, the institution tied up with IIT Ropar to jointly give students who successfully complete the Arch4Cloud course certificates of accomplishment, while providing learners completing its MOOC on MOOC course with certificates of participation.
  • In November last year, the Union Cabinet approved the signing of a Joint Declaration of Intent between the HRD Ministry and the U.S. Department of State for co-operation on the former’s upcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) which was expected to launch by the end of last year.
  • In July last year, BITS Pilani partnered with the MIT & Harvard’s massive open online course (MOOC) platform edX to offer MOOCs to its own on-campus and off-campus students as well as students outside BITS.

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