Online education gains traction

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For about two years since May 2012, Ankit Khandelwal from Kota, Rajasthan, has worked on his international management project. However, Khandelwal did not go to any regular business school. Instead, he used the free Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs) and OpenCourseWare (OCW) from top universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) taken through the platforms of Coursera and edX to pursue his project.

“Over a 22-month period, Khandelwal studied materials from more than 20 MIT courses, including trade negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and financial accounting, along with courses from other universities. “In order to lead/work with the global workforce, I also need to make myself more global; so I studied OCW courses on Russia, China, Japan, and Central Asia,” says Khandelwal.

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(Online education gains traction, Business Standard, India, 03.10.2014)

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