IIMB to Hold One-Day Faculty Development Programme Using Blended MOOCs

By Swetha S

Bangalore, 20 June, 2016: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) announces a one-day Faculty Development Programme on Blended Learning using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The Programme will be conducted at IIM Bangalore on 8th July 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

The programme is targeted at all faculties in management schools in India. During this programme Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) faculty will guide participants on using IIMB's online courses to enrich classroom learning.


It will include orientation sessions on MOOCs as well as five parallel tracks on using MOOCs produced by IIM Bangalore in a blended format. The MOOCs in focus in these sessions are:

  • International Business Environment & Global Strategy - Dr. Sushil Vachani
  • Introduction to Banking and Financial Markets - Dr. PC Narayan
  • Introduction to People Management - Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan
  • Introduction to Managerial Economics - Dr. Subhashish Gupta
  • Introduction to Investments - Dr. SG Badrinath

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) faculty members, who have pioneered MOOCs, will interact with participants and conduct the various sessions. The primary objective of this workshop is to equip faculty from management institutions with requisite skills and resources to use MOOCs in a blended format in their classroom.

IIMB to Hold One-Day Faculty Development Programme


IIMB partnered with edX, the non-for-profit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provider to launch IIMBx last year. MOOC is a powerful force in the online education that has opened doors to quality education in every corner of the world. IIMB jumps into the wagon to up-skill the vast Indian talent pool that has traditionally been handicapped by physical capacity constraints of premier educational institutions.

IIMBx MOOCs embraces the "active learning" methodology by giving the learner the opportunity to employ various learning modalities - listening, watching, reading and acting on the knowledge gained. Each concept is explained using a carefully designed learning sequence that intersperses byte-sized videos with quizzes, readings and assignments. Discussion forums with thought-provoking questions add to the peer learning experience.

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