Curated Online Learning Comes To India; GyaanExchange.com Launches A ‘Video Encyclopedia’

by Paul Joseph on March 4, 2013 · 0 comments

Gyaanexchange.com has launched its web based open learning platform which offers over 100 hours of curated educational/academic content.   Classes pertain to various fields like Technology, Mathematics, Literature, etc. With this effort, the concept of curated online learning enters India. Currently, lectures on Freelance Journalism, Mathematics, are currently available for you to enroll in. While a handful of classes are free, most have a cost attached. For example, the Freelance Journalism class has a fee of Rs. 500 attached whereas the ‘ MS Office Excel Quickie ’ class will cost you Rs. 1500. A unique feature of this online learning platform is that users can combine a series of videos belonging to a particular topic and upload these as a series in a class. For example, the ‘ India’s Tryst With Innovation ’ class includes talks that eminent personalities have given on TED or similar platforms. Speaking on the founding on this platform, Siddharth Bhansali, CEO and Co founder of Gyaanexchange.com said, “We believe our video platform is the missing piece in making high quality and relevant education accessible to millions around the country – by empowering anyone to teach and learn online we are laying the foundation for disrupting our failing education system.” When it comes to online learning, Gyaanexchange.com is certainly not the first platform. Coursera.org , The Salman Khan Academy (no, not the actor) are a couple of examples of brilliant online schools that provide high quality education for free. Speaking particularly of gyaanexchange.com, the fact that classes and content belonging to various genres has come together in one place is extremely beneficial for the curious Indian learner. Given that topics and discussions here are India centered gives this platform an edge over others that are mostly cater to European or US markets. Will you be enrolling in any classes on this platform? Do tell. In case you have already attended one, I’d like to know what you made of it. Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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