The event was organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai, India with the support of the University of Barcelona.

The Focus Group on ´The development, provision and utilization of non-self-paced complete on-line courses’ was held last 4th of December 2017 in Chennai, India. During the meeting, participants had the opportunity to share good practices on online courses, especially on the different approaches to the development of collaborative online courses and how this can be used and implemented as part of an e-learning institutional strategy. In particular, the focus group addressed issues such as the production of the e-content and its packaging in complete course form such as quality assurance methods, revision processes, course discourse structures, interaction techniques among others.

The  MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) was also explored  in the focus group as a possible component of e-learning strategies. Participants discussed  possible future scenarios in wich an aspiring student takes MOOCS from various universities and collect points equivalent to a degree and wether this would be accepted by the industry.  During this exercise, participants also highlighted the importance of the social context and the importance of the recognition of credits.

This event allowed participants to maximize discussions and collaboration on different approaches on the pacing processes of online courses, as well as how to strengthen the partnership dynamics and the management of such courses.

IITM, ENQA, the Asian Institute of Gaming and Animation (AIGA), University of Mysore, MEA Engineering College, Google India, Tata Consultancy Services, Zoho University, Videoken, Sapienza – Università di Roma, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm among other universities and technological institues participated in this event.

To check the points discussed during this event, please click here.

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