partners GLIM for online MBA programmes

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Keeping pace with the global trend of MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) offered by the Harvard and Stanford, Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), a leading B School, has now joined hands with Chennai-based, an online education start-up, to offer a MOOCs flexi MBA programme., India’s largest online business school, has over half a million learners for its various management programs that are being offered through its existing partnerships with leading institutes like IMT, Ghaziabad-CDL and IIM Ranchi. The partnership with GLIM was formally announced here on Thursday.

Through this academic partnership with Great Lakes, myBskool will draw upon the expertise of GLIM in curriculam design, content development and pedagogical structuring and more importantly. It will be able attract faculty of national and international repute to deliver ‘live virtual classes’ on the social learning platform, the company said in a statement.

MOOCs have become increasingly popular and have rapidly changed access to higher education world over. Through’s online platform, students of any age and in any location can take courses free of charge, with or without academic credit. The idea behind this is to provide knowledge and thereby reach a larger audience.

“Our intention is to offer engaging and interactive courses that help people make a difference in their careers, while we pioneer the way online education is delivered. Our cloud based social learning platform allows seamless interaction among learners and teachers, thereby making learning more collaborative,” said Swaminathan K, founder & CEO, “Our offerings are always designed keeping in mind an India relevant context and globally relevant content delivered by Indian and international faculty,” he added.

“The introduction of MOOCs has the potential to help students who still have a hunger to learn and gain insight into their chosen fields in management education. Our partnership with would offer free courses to anyone who has access to the internet and a computer, smartphone or a tablet. The thought of being lectured by some of the world’s best, is an appealing one,” said V Bala Balachandran, founder & Dean, GLIM.

The pedagogy involves pre-recorded video learning modules with fully interactive and collaborative features like discussion forums, online chats, quizzes and live virtual classrooms. The entire course content will be made available on an anytime, anywhere learning mode using a ‘portable classroom’ model.

“The web is cluttered with low-quality learning content delivered in static ways that fail to keep students engaged. We wanted to make online learning more digestible and accessible to the average web surfer making learning engaging and collaborative,” said Prof Sriram, executive director, GLIM.

Through this partnership, GLIM and plan to lay thrust on attracting learners from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and thereby bringing about the ‘death’ of distance in education, the statement pointed out.


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