Many agencies are experimenting with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for enhancing the capacities of rural communities and knowledge intermediaries. MOOCs offer huge potential for enhancing the capacities of extension and advisory service providers. In this blog, Dr V Balaji shares his experience of using MOOCs in the
area of Mobiles for Development.
Dr V Balaji is currently the Director of Technology and Knowledge Management at COL. Prior to joining COL in 2010, he had served at ICRISAT for about a decade as the leader for KM and IT. His current interest is in MOOC for Development and in deployment of an affordable, low-cost new device called Aptus (www.col.org/aptus) that enables rural families to access internet-based resources even if there is no connectivity (firstname.lastname@example.org)