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KIIT Journal of Library and Information Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 99)
Print ISSN : 2348-0858. Online ISSN : 2455-8060.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2455-8060.2020.00011.7

Advancement of open learning through moocs in academic libraries: Impact and challenges

Sahu Srikanta1**, Rana Chakradhar2*

1Library & Information Officer, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guwahati (NIPER-G)-781101, Assam, India

2Professional Assistant, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal-462002, Madhya Pradesh, India

*(Corresponding author) email id: cdrana.rana@gmail.com

**sahu439@gmail.com

Online published on 30 October, 2020.

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs have been accepted as an authentic source of learning, which have drastically changed the higher education system such as distance learning, online learning, e-learning, open learning methods etc. By adopting new tools and services to serve the learners, MOOCs are successfully reaching out to them. This form of open education provided through the online platform with the option of free and open enrollment have gained vast popularity among all kinds of learners. The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept, MOOCs available in India, challenges and impacts of MOOCs on academic libraries, and role of libraries and librarians.

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Keywords

MOOCs, Open Course ware (OCW), E-Learning, Academic libraries, Librarians, MOOCs platform in India.

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