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Date of this Version

2019

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is a recent trend in distance or e-learning, offering an opportunity to the unlimited number of students from diverse geographical areas, academic backgrounds, and professional pursuits to study high quality courses from prestigious institutions. MOOCs offer a large number of resources that have generated great results across the globe and attracted massive audience due to its free or low-cost innovative courses. It has entirely changed the way of distance-virtual learning. It offers new opportunities for imparting education over the internet and provides learning opportunities to those who aren’t able to attend conventional classes. A large number of MOOCs platforms have been developed independently or in collaboration with various reputed institutions like SWAYAM, Udacity, Coursera, WizIQ, Edx etc. The present study will focus on Alison – Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online, a major free MOOC platform. The study will explore Alison on parameters such as courses offered, subjects covered and publishers that Alison partners with to offer courses online.

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