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NIIT acquires MOOC platform provider Perceptron


NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals has acquired the business of edtech startup Perceptron. The company will use the acquisition to further its own digital initiatives – StackRoute, digiNxt and Training.com.

Perceptron offers MooC platform for building learning solutions called ilimi. It supports realtime analytics of learner behaviour to help personalize content and support interventions.  Post acquisition, the company’s co-founder and CEO Satish Sukumar will join StackRoute Labs as its CTO and help build courses in machine learning, IoT and full stack product engineering. Perceptron’s engineering team and other co-founders will also join NIIT.

NIIT started offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) earlier this year, in partnership with edX. For select courses, NIIT & edX would offer a preconfigured course content that includes MOOC modules, services from NIIT, and the certification exam from corresponding  Institutional partner. The partnership claims to provide a student or the learner with a genuine certificate from the concerned institute/university.

Other developments in MOOC

In December 2015, Khan Academy and Central Square Foundation launched Khan Academy – Hindi. At that time, the company pledged to add more videos, practice exercises and tutorials in Hindi for free. In November, online open course provider Udacity raised $105 million.

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In August 2015, Times Internet entered into a strategic partnership with Coursera, a massive open online courses (MOOCs) company, to ‘assist Coursera’s growth in India’. Times Internet also participated in Coursera’s Series C funding worth $49.5 million. In April 2015, LinkedIn reportedly acquired online tutorials and training platform Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, while in May, the British Council launched a series of free MOOCs on IELTS and English for teachers and students on the FutureLearn platform. In January 2015, the Delhi University had launched its series of MOOC course that was made available worldwide free of cost.

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