The work presented in this book is based on empirical study undertaken as a case study to understand the challenges faced in massively open online course (MOOC) based learning and experimentation to understand the challenges for presenting theoretical and practical courses. The book proposes a flexible online platform. This solution provides flexibility in distance learning processes including course enrollment, learning, evaluation, and outcome of degrees. The proposed system not only gives students freedom to choose their courses in accordance with their needs but also use earned credit towards online degrees of any university of their choice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Challenges on Online Learning Through MOOCs: A Case Study Based Approach . Chapter 3. Experimental Evaluation of Online Learning Gaps of Practical and Theoretical Courses. Chapter 4. Flexible Higher Education through SWAYAM. Chapter 5. SWAYAM and Future Benefits to the Development of India Development. Chapter 6. Conclusion and Future Work.
Dr. Varun Gupta received a PhD degree and Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Uttarakhand Technical University. Presently he is working as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Previously he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amity University, Noida, India. He has been affiliated with the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (Formerly Punjab Engineering College), Jawaharlal Nehru Govt. Engineering College (JNGEC), Sundernagar and Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, M.G Institute of Engineering and Technology. He has also worked as Scientist-C in Chronicler Solutions, IT Park, Chandigarh. Prof. Durg Singh Chauhan is the former Vice-Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Uttrakhand Technical University, Lovely Professional University, Jaypee University of Information Technology and Secretary General Association of Indian University. He is presently Vice-Chancellor, of GLA University. He has performed postdoctoral work at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt Maryland, USA and is and alumnus of B.H.U., N.I.T. Tiruchirapalli, and IIT Delhi. Prof. Dr. Thomas Hanne received master's degrees in Economics and Computer Science, and a PhD in Economics. He is Professor for Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and Head of Competence Center Systems Engineering since 2012. His current research interests include multicriteria decision analysis, evolutionary algorithms, metaheuristics, optimization, simulation, logistics, and supply chain management.