AISECT, a Madhya Pradesh based education group, has launched ‘Aisectmoocs.com’, a free online Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, in partnership with Ireland based ALISON group, reports the Economic Times. The report states that this portal has been launched to support the Indian government’s Skill India and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan schemes. The MOOC platform will offer 750 diploma and certificate level courses in English and Hindi, and the company plans to add other Indian regional languages in the coming months. Students wanting to do courses can either do so online or by going to the AISECT Centre, ET adds. IndiaToday reports that the MOOC platform will offer 2,000 courses. According to a Statesman report, AISECT is a partner under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). AISECT also runs a university in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh offering courses and degrees across multiple streams. Recent developments in the MOOC domain: - Earlier this month, NIIT partnered with edX, an online learning platform to introduce MOOCs on both their platforms. - In December 2015, Khan Academy and Central Square Foundation launched Khan Academy - - Hindi and planned to add more videos, practice exercises and tutorials in Hindi for free. - In November 2015, online open course provider Udacity raised $105 million. - In August 2015, Times Internet entered into a strategic partnership with Coursera to ‘assist Coursera’s growth in India’. Times Internet also participated in Coursera’s Series C funding worth $49.5 million which took place in August last year. - In May 2015,…
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