Two Days “Train The Trainer” National Workshop On Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) On 26-27th August 2017, NIT, Silchar


The primary objective of this workshop is to introduce MOOCs pedagogy and the open source MOOCs platforms to various stakeholders. Participants will develop their insights into the challenges and potentials of MOOCs. They will acquire the practical understanding of the existing open source MOOCs platforms, which helps them to develop effective MOOCs suited for their audience. Some objectives are:

      1. How to Create and teach with MOOCs

      2. Novel pedagogical processes with MOOCs

      3. Explore different ways of designing online and MOOCs.

      4. Identify the steps involved in designing and delivering online and MOOCs.

      5. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of online platforms.

      6. Best practices in MOOCs

      7. Challenges facing MOOCs and how to overcome them

      8. Adapting to MOOC pedagogy.  


Learners will gain an understanding of:

     1. MOOC types and styles

     2. MOOC platforms and components

     3. Planning and delivery of MOOCs

     4. Content authoring & pedagogy for MOOCs

     5. MOOC copyrights & intellectual property

     6. Grading, assessment & certification

     7. MOOC costs & resource management


This course would be of particular benefit to:

     1. Teachers

      2. Trainers

      3. Course designers,

      4. Higher education administrators

      5. Industry training professionals

      6. Extension specialists in agriculture, public health and rural development

      7. Practitioners of lifelong learning in any area

      8. Policy makers and ministry officials in education and skills development

     9. Researchers

    10. Developers and other stakeholders involved in MOOCs pedagogy.


      1. Understanding MOOCs

      2. Open source MOOCs platforms and frameworks

      3. MOOCs & higher education

      4. Technology for development of MOOCs

      5. Management of MOOCs courses

      6. Pedagogical framework for MOOCs

  7. Content delivery mechanism (ease of accessibility for learners as well as trainer(teacher))

      8. How to run an MOOC

      9. Assessment, Certification and Recognition under MOOCs Courses

      10. Role of faculty in blending MOOCs in regular Curriculum.

      11. Benefits and scope for teaching community.

      12. Best practices in implementing MOOCs


Registration for persons interested to participate in the workshop will be on a first come first served basis with a maximum limit of 50 participants. There is no registration fee for the workshop. Selected participants will be given free boarding & Lodging in the Guest House. Duly filled in registration forms should be submitted to Dr. Kishor Satpathy at on or before 18 Aug. 2017. Please note that there will be no on-the-spot registration.


  • Key Note Sessions
  • Panel Discussion
  • Practical Sessions


CET Hall, NIT Silchar-788010


Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy

Coordinator, MOOCs Workshop

& Institute Librarian

National Institute of Technology, Silchar-788010, Assam

Tele: +91-3842-240055 (Off) +91-9435175531 (M)



Dr. Nalin Behari Dev Choudhury

Coordinator, MOOCs Workshop

& Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department

National Institute of Technology, Silchar-788010, Assam


M: +91 94350 73310


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