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Date of this Version

Summer 4-17-2021

Abstract

Democratization of education has formed the base for open and free education. The movement of Open Education is gaining its impetus through the emerging trends of new educational technologies. In the context of OER (Open Education Resource), the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) concept is providing a framework for virtual classroom and collaborative learning. ‘Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds’ (SWAYAM), as an Indian MOOC, has been providing several courses in various disciplines. The present study tries to analyse the courses in engineering and technology category on SWAYAM during the COVID-19 situation. The present study has critically analysed the courses. The analysis of present study shows the trends of learners’ interest in engineering and technology discipline. The present study summarizes that the most sought after area is computer science and engineering, followed by a multidisciplinary sub-category. The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), is the course coordinator for a maximum number of courses, and IIT Kharagpur is that institute which provides maximum courses.

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