One of the most ambitious projects of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to take education into a digital domain by making the virtual world offer the best of opportunities.
MOOCs : An Introduction
SWAYAM (Study Web of Active Learning by Young and Aspiring Minds) is a program initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve access, equity and quality. SWAYAM platform is indigenously developed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 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 remained untouched by the digital revolution. This is done through an indigenous developed IT Platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses taught in classrooms to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses are interactive and arc available free of cost to the residents in India.
SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is basically an integrated MOOCs platform for distance education that is aimed at offering all the courses from school level (Class IX) to post-graduation level.