Mode of Delivery of MOOCs
Learn with the instructor, following a schedule
Instructor-paced MOOCs follow a set schedule led by the instructor with due dates for assessments, and completion of the course within a defined time period.
A group of learners moving through the same stage of learning provides a competitive edge, aids in healthy pedagogic interactions on the discussion forum as well as motivates the participants to complete the course successfully. Thus, the instructor-paced MOOC follows a structured process which requires learners to achieve pre-determined, instructor-created goals in order to complete the course successfully.
Active learning through face-to-face interactions with IITBombayX instructors
The Hybrid MOOC offers an integration of technology and multiple pedagogic practices to disseminate knowledge in the best possible manner. Hybrid MOOCs essentially capture the benefits of the flipped classroom model involving online lectures, interactive discussions and live face-to-face interactions with the IITBombayX instructors.
This provides the learners with an opportunity to engage in healthy pedagogic discussions with the instructor as well as with peer groups.
Learn at your own pace
Thus, the Self-paced MOOC provides maximum flexibility to the learners in terms of the content and time. No deadlines on assessments allow the learners to complete the course at leisure, without any unwarranted stress.
The course can be started and completed at different times for different learners, as per their respective schedules. Self-paced MOOCs also provide interactive user forums to support learners’ interactions with fellow participants as well as with the course instructor.