India stands to gain by tapping the power of online courses that provide access to quality higher education at reduced cost. However, students between the ages of 5 -17 years lack self-discipline needed to focus on learning a topic thoroughly. Because each child has a different way of grasping a concept, his/her learning style needs to be mapped correctly in order to help him/her understand the topic properly. An instructor who is able to understand this also needs to have the burden of introducing the new concept for the first time, off his/her back. They also need access to resources that enable the child to study the chapter on his/her own and come to the instructor with his/her doubts. This not only helps develop concentration and analytical skills better, but also aids in promoting better interpersonal skills needed for the future.
Online learning websites such as Meritnation provide curriculum-aligned innovative learning solutions coupled with the most technologically enhanced assessment models. Therefore, while they need to mould themselves into entering the K-12 space effectively, MOOCs are definitely helping to shape the online education space and build awareness about the benefits of using technology in education.
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