Massive Open Online Courses through SWAYAM portal of UGC
SWAYAM (Study Web of Active Learning by Young and Aspiring Minds) is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) hosted on SWAYAM are available in 4 quadrants.
1. Video lecture
2. Specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/Printed
3. Self assessment tests
4. An online discussion forum for clearing doubts