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The IIMBx MOOC team constantly engages in conversations on course design and production. Of late though, we are trying to focus on learner engagement and course delivery. We recently got in touch with one of our learners – Saurabh Bansal, Assistant Manager Talent & OD at Cairn India Ltd. Saurabh had enrolled in our “Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise” MOOC. In congruence with recent findings on peer pressure positively impacting MOOC completion rates, Saurabh and more than 15 of his colleagues took up the MOOC together. They also complemented the online modules with sessions from the company’s senior leaders to discuss how learnings from the MOOC modules could be applied to their business context.

So, how did the MOOC really help this lifelong learner?

The MOOC not only introduced the concept of Sustainability in a very comprehensive manner, it also helped Saurabh master new concepts in the fields of Strategy and Risk. He completed the MOOC with a Verified Certificate and a better understanding of how organizations can create win-win solutions. This is what he says:

MOOCs are a great way to learn from the best professors in the comfort of your home. Combined with group discussions(preferably in person) amongst learners, this is also a very efficient way to learn. I believe that MOOCs and online learning will soon replace all textbooks.

What Saurabh liked most of the MOOC learning experience was:

  • Flexibility
  • Ability to rewind and re-watch a lecture
  • Instant feedback
  • Good quality videos with transcripts

Saurabh passed our course with a grade of 85%! Congratulations!!

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