Coursera, has tied up with the Indian School of Business (ISB) to develop courses for Coursera’s 10-million-plus learners. ISB will be Coursera’s first Indian partner to produce and own content that will be served via the online education provider to learners worldwide. A course on “A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment”, designed by Professor Raj Raghunathan, visiting professor at the ISB, will be the first to be offered in the series.
Dr Vivek Goel, former Provost of the University of Toronto and Chief Academic Strategist, Coursera stated to various media “The partnership with ISB establishes our local presence and intent to play an active role in India. As India’s internet connectivity improves, driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a Digital India, we believe the number of learners benefiting from Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) will increase rapidly in the next few years.”
Professor Arun Pereira, Executive Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development, ISB also stated “ISB will enhance its footprint in the online education space globally through its association with Coursera. Having introduced several technology based initiatives that have enhanced the learning experience of its students — including blended learning and smart classrooms — ISB will now leverage the expertise of its world class faculty to design and deliver cutting edge courses that are accessible to the world.”