Advice on use of MOOCs, NPTEL and Virtual Labs

Greetings !

We need your advice. There are several colleges in India which are considering using MOOC or NPTEL courses as part of their curriculum. This is because a large number of emerging engineering colleges have recently become autonomous or are becoming autonomous, with the ability to modify their own curriculum..

I am looking for responses from those

  • who have had specific experience with using MOOCs, NPTEL or Virtual labs in place of regular courses in their curriculum
  • who would like to explore the possibility of using MOOCs, NPTEL or Virtual labs in place of regular courses in their curriculum

If you have any thoughts or suggestions in this regard, I would appreciate hearing from you.

IUCEE will facilitate the process.

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5 thoughts on “Advice on use of MOOCs, NPTEL and Virtual Labs

  1. Dear Sir, Using MOOC and NPTEL as a pedagogy tools to enhance the teaching learning is most welcoming feature. The problem i understood is the utility of these facilities in the regular classroom. one is all the lessons may not be fit directly in to the curriculum, the teacher has to customize and the second is lack of awareness and willingness of management and faculty. Now is the time that the faculty and Management should think about the value of these excellent facility
    Dr.A.Ramakrishn Prasad
    Professor & Chairman CRC,

  2. The NPTEL Videos/Notes are excellent and can be used as reference material only. From my experience in teaching EEE students , I can say that Very few students really use them.

  3. Using MOOCs like Coursera, wherein students do some assignments and get those verified are good, as they promote active learning. But, NPTEL, which is like video lectures or notes, is less effective.
    -Personal experience as a student.

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