ANU’s bilingual MOOC a hit in India
Anant Agarwal, president of US massive open online course provider #edX
, is a native Hindi speaker. He was born and grew up in India until he left for the United States to study for a masters and PhD at Stanford University.
Today, India is a major market for #edX
. Indian students make up 250,000 of the 2 million worldwide who have registered for #edX
But Professor Agarwal had to come to the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra to find the first #edX #MOOC
to be delivered in his native language.
providers operating elsewhere are using it. A French group called France Université Numérique, a Japanese provider call J MOOC, a Jordanian #MOOC
created by the Queen Rania Foundation called Edraak, a Chinese university consortium called XuetangX – all use the #edX
course platform which is available to them for free.
“They have all the same features, functions and form as the edX platform,” said Professor Agarwal. “We give away all the authoring tools and the platform code.”
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