Toward acceptance of MOOCs in the Higher Education: A Perspective of Indian Students

Anupriya1, Raj Kishor Bisht2, Prashant Gahtori3, Sanjay Jasola4, Kapil Ghai5, Neetu Sharma6

1Anupriya, Department of Computer Applications, Graphic Era Hill University, Clement Town Dehradun. India.

2Raj Kishor Bisht, Department of Mathematics, Graphic Era Hill University, Clement Town Dehradun, India.

3Prashant Gahtori, School of Pharmacy, Graphic Era Hill University,Clement Town Dehradun, India.

4Sanjay Jasola, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,Graphic Era Hill University, Clement Town Dehradun, India.

5Kapil Ghai, Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era Hill University,Clement Town Dehradun, India.

6Dr. Neetu Sharma, Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era Deemed to be University Dehradun, India.

Manuscript received on 13 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 29 June 2020 | PP: 5-8 | Volume-8 Issue-10S2 August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J100308810S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J1003.08810S219

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Abstract: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gaining popularity and these are a matter of appreciation among a large number of students worldwide. Currently, the Indian higher education system is ranked third in the world, and MOOCs are also growing rapidly in India. Therefore, systematic data analysis is the key requirement to understand the acceptance of MOOCs in higher education in India. Statistical data analysis is done on a data of 945 students from Graphic Era Hill University India, where MOOCs are a part of the academic curriculum and students are free to choose any MOOCs in each semester. This statistical analysis reveals the popularity of various platforms among students. It is also found that students’ selection of MOOC is not independent of gender and different academic level of courses. Overall, the statistical analysis suggests that MOOCs are acceptable for different streams and MOOCs offer ease in academic learning.

Keywords: MOOCs, Systematic analysis
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems