Digital technologies have the potential to dramatically transform Indian higher education. A new model built around massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are developed locally and combined with those provided by top universities abroad could deliver higher education on a scale and at a quality not possible before.
University enrollment in India is huge and growing. It surpassed the U.S.’s enrollment in 2010 and became second only to China that year. Every day in India 5,000 students enroll at a university and 10 new institutions open their doors.
The potential for Moocs in India seems great. Will desire for advancement and access to quality OER be enough to create fundamental change?