What is the Difference between MOOCs, SWAYAMBHU and SWAYAM?
More flexible modes of teaching have emerged due to the onset of online learning platforms. Students can gain access to learning materials and resources easily and conveniently which also allows them to learn at their own pace. The methods of education have undergone a vast change due to the emergence and advent in the field of technology. However, it can also be stated that online education has been helpful in inculcating the spirit of punctuality and time management among learners. Online platforms also offer educational resources to a great extent easily.
MOOCs refer to massive open online courses (MOOC) which is an online phenomenon made possible by:
● social networking facilitation of acknowledged expert(s) in a field of study
● freely accessible online resources
● hundreds to thousands of registered students.
Swayambhu Edu is an online LMS platform that provides access to hundreds of free online courses, and tutorials where learners can complete the courses and get digital certificates absolutely free.
SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is the National MOOCs portal developed by MHRD, Govt. of India. Its main aim is to ensure the production and delivery of best quality content. Eight National Coordinators have been appointed under SWAYAM. It is an integrated MOOCs platform for imparting quality distance education.
The traditional counterpart of online education, offline education cannot be overlooked as it still plays a significant role even in the modern age. While online platforms have made education highly accessible and convenient, it certainly cannot be seen as a replacement for offline or traditional forms of education.