Rishabh Bhandari is the Co-Founder at Yoda Learning, a start-up focused on teaching in-demand technologies using projects to people across the world to make them employable. Prior to this he was part of the Investment Team at an Education-focused fund. Rishabh is an avid traveler and a music enthusiast.
Student life is the spring time of life. It is the phase of development, both in academics and curricular activities. The ones who excel in both of them emerge out as a complete human being, having an all- round developed stature. However the present world is highly competitive and always need something extra from an individual. The recent trend shows that students keep on adding to their curriculum vitae a chunk of academic credentials to rise above their peers. The facts indeed show that students who have higher qualification and academic records are an automatic choice in an industry or an organisation. Beyond any doubt, they always have an upper hand in the selection process.
While most of the students keep on adding to their portfolio just to get employed and have an upper hand than others, many of them interest in studying further just for the sake of passion. This also includes working professionals who are looking for continuous learning for upskilling. However, the study is the common thing to which both the groups adhere to and hence the way of studying is an important thing to discuss about.
We all are familiar of learning in our schools, colleges or universities. Although it is the most common and orthodox way of learning, there is something else out of the track also. This is none other than the wonderful MOOCs.
MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and is aimed at limitless participation of aspiring candidates over the internet. It bears close resemblance to distance education program, in fact, it is a modification of the concept of distance education and can come handy in a lot of ways. Similar to distance education ideas, they provide course materials or problem sets, but is superior to the erstwhile, since the latter provides interactive forums for the students and teachers. MOOC is a recent trend in the academic field, in the present digital world and is beneficial in a good lot of ways.
The MOOCs began emerging from 2012 and stressed on features like making a successful connection or forums and open licensing of content. Some of the early entrants include Coursera, edX which offer courses backed by university certifications and Udemy which is a marketplace of delivering skills-based courses. It has become booming ever since then because learning took new dimensions with contents stressing on clearing concepts mainly. Having a clear concept is a very big necessity and learners can have a complete knowledge only if their concept is crystal.