|25 Jan 2019 Open Forum meeting|
The lively discussion which threw light on the vital differences, weak and strong points of both the Indian govt and foreign MOOC offerings, ended with the following outcomes.
1, NPTEL is poorly designed and executed, we need more professionalism in the system, but it is very cheap. NPTEL MOOCs have not yet caught the fancy of the Indian student community.
2. Privately run Coursera / Edx courses are taken by some of the most experienced Professors from some of the top world class academic institutes, but they are costly, if you want a certificate.
The Open Forum session was an eye opener to what a MOOC should be and what a MOOC should not be. It was sad to note how adminstrative authorities with power but no academic sense can kill a government project.