Go Beyond “Novelty”

bized magazine

Anyone who doubts that
MOOCs can be transformational
in students’ lives should know the
story of Ankit Khandelwal, a young
man from India who dedicated two
years of his life to taking MOOCs
from Wharton, MIT, Yale, and
other institutions. His goal was to
use MOOCs to create a personalized
program he calls “Envisioning
the 21st-Century Global Manager,”
as he was determined to provide
himself with the skill set of such a
leader. He found the online discussion
forums particularly useful, he
told me, because “studying with
so many bright-minded individuals
around the globe was very exciting.”
He also said that MOOCs
“helped me exceed my own expectations
and reinvent myself by providing
quality education even when
I was sitting more than 10,000
miles away.” He discusses his educational
journey on his website at

(Go beyond Novelty, Page no 27, Bized Magazine by the association to advance collegiate schools of Business, November-December, 2014)


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