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Title: Role of the success of cloud computing in MOOC in online education environment

Authors: Saikat Gochhait

Addresses: Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Mulshi, Pune District, Lavale, Maharashtra 412115, India

Abstract: Massive open online courses (MOOC) has witnessed a huge demand among students, with majority of Indian students enrolling into courses offered by non-Indian universities. When elite colleges are offering courses free of cost to students, it is definitely an offer hard to resist. As Coursera, a major player in the MOOC sector gets second highest enrolments from India. This paper proposes a framework for the success of cloud computing-based MOOC in India to revolutionise the current education sector. Implementing cloud computing platform for MOOC will provide solution to the problems of the students with maximum dropouts. So with the present trend of changing dynamics for education followed in India, provides an insight to the enthusiasm behind the MOOC woven into blanket of MOOC for Indian students getting placed from different industry. The objective of the paper will be focused on providing framework for identifying the key dimensions in the impact of cloud computing for MOOC among the learner, trainer, university and industry. The study will help in creating impact to enhance the e-learning environment with the implementation of cloud computing for MOOC in India.

Keywords: massive open online courses; MOOC; collaborative learning; flip classroom; higher education system; HES; gross enrolment ratio; GEC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHES.2018.092389

International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 2018 Vol.2 No.1, pp.17 - 29

Received: 05 Jun 2017
Accepted: 11 Oct 2017

Published online: 07 Jun 2018 *

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