Learner-Centric MOOC: From Conceptualizing to Conducting

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), MHRD, GoI

November 24th, 2017 to November 25th, 2017

Course Content Teaching Faculty Who Should Attend
Duration and Venue Criteria for Certification Course Fee
How to Apply Accommodation Note
Address For Communication

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Help-line Contacts

Instructions for Enrolling in the workshop

Enrollment is strictly by Invitation List of participants


Arrival of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has revolutionized the higher education landscape. MOOCs provide learners with the access to high-quality learning content along with the flexibility of pacing their learning. The Indian government has also identified the possibilities that MOOCs offer to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz. Access, Equity and Equality, and have initiated efforts to promote MOOCs through the SWAYAM platform as well as the encouraging transfer of MOOC credits in regular university education.

However, instructional designs for MOOCs bring in the additional challenges of scale, diversity, engagement and completion that adversely affect the MOOC learning experience. The concept of learner-centric MOOCs is catered to address these instructional design challenges. Emerging from the from a decade long experience of IIT Bombay in research, development and implementation of online courses (Hybrid Online and Massive Open Online), the philosophy and principles of learner-centric MOOCs are aimed at equipping teachers from colleges across the country to either create their own MOOC and offer them in platforms like SWAYAM or integrate existing MOOCs (like the Hybrid MOOCs offered through IITBombayX) in their own courses.

Course content

  1. Philosophy of learner-centric MOOCs
  2. Principles of learner-centric MOOCs
  3. Planning a learner-centric MOOC
  4. Creating a learner-centric MOOC
  5. Orchestrating a learner-centric MOOC

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Sridhar Iyer, IDP in ET, IIT Bombay
Prof. Sahana Murthy, IDP in ET, IIT Bombay
Dr. Sameer Sahasrabudhe, Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay

Who Should Attend

College Teachers who want to either create or use an existing MOOC.

Duration and Venue

The workshop will be conducted on 24 and 25 November 2017 at CDEEP Seminar Hall, 3rd floor, Kanwal Rekhi Building, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Criteria for Certification

  • Attendance on two days of workshop
  • Completion of in-workshop assignments

How to Apply

This workshop is by invitation only.


IIT Bombay will be arranging the shared guest house accommodation.


TA will be reimbursed as per GOI entitlement.

Address For Communication

Dr. Kalpana Kannan,
Sr. Project Manager,
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Tel.: +91-22-2576 4989
Fax: +91-22-2572 0022
Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in