Abstract—Massive open online courses have been popular
among learners when it comes to technology-enhanced learning.
With the high potential to enhance and drastically improve the
learning process of the learners, MOOCs can conveniently be
considered to offer blended e-learning for regular and
traditional methods of learning. Universities are considering the
adoption of these MOOCs by implementing different models to
merge these MOOCs into the traditional classroom and regular
curriculums. Multiple methods have been identified by various
Universities for blended MOOCs. One such model is
Curriculum Inclusive MOOC (ciMOOC) which is a framework
implemented by a private Indian University to provide
flexibility to both University and its students. The paper
highlights the intertwined effects of the ciMOOC and records
the perception of learners towards such blended models.
Comparative of the evaluation methodologies adopted by the
University for Curriculum Inclusive Model and the one used by
a MOOC platform has been outlined. By analyzing the
performance of learners in ciMOOC, the study attempts to
evaluate the effectiveness of a blended model. From the analysis,
we infer that a blended model of this nature reduces contact
hours and facilitates the learning process.
Index Terms—Blended models of learning, evaluation criteria, MOOC, university, education.
Aakarsh Shrivastava is with the Department of IT, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nitasha Hasteer is with Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
K. M. Soni is with Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Aakarsh Shrivastava, Nitasha Hasteer, and K. M. Soni, "Implications of the Intertwined Effects of Curriculum Inclusive MOOCs," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 292-296, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).