NIIT, edX Join Hands for a New Online Education Venture in India
Rajendra Pawar, Chairman NIIT, announced a partnership between NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, and edX, the non-profit global leader in online learning co-founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) yesterday, that will redefine online education in India.
The mission will provide next generation Blended Learning MOOC model that will allow "high-impact" learning experiences. The model will be superior to the core MOOC content and will give a more engaging and live interactive experience.
Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NIIT, said: "As a pioneer in the use of technology in education, NIIT has been at the forefront of technological and pedagogical innovations in learning. With the Indian education system moving fast towards online learning, MOOCs is a great way to bridge the quality, affordability and accessibility gap in education. It gives us great pleasure to join hands with edX, one of the leading providers of MOOCs, to transform the talent development space in India by introducing the next-level of MOOC-based learning that delivers superior outcomes and higher completion rates".
The partnership can offer futuristic talent development programs by combining the live synchronous delivery capability and on-ground student servicing capability of NIIT with the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) provided by edX.