Experts: Online course market promising in Bangladesh, India

They suggest MOOC providers create courses that enhance employability

The market for online courses is promising in Bangladesh and India, and should be explored, experts have said.

They made the remarks at  a webinar titled “Massive Open Online Courses: Perspectives from India and Bangladesh,” organized by The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)’s Centre for Enterprise and Society (CES).

Imran Newaz Khurshid, project manager of CES at ULAB, moderated the session that was broadcast on Wednesday.

The session featured Prof Imran Rahman, vice-chancellor of ULAB, Associate Prof Sajid Amit, director of CES at ULAB, Simi Mehta, chief executive officer and editorial director of Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), and Fahmida Rahman, lecturer and program coordinator of School of General Education at Brac University.

The experts discussed the current state of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) market, as well as their perceptions of the future of the market in India and Bangladesh. 

They further talked about the challenges of the current market and how to overcome them. 

As the MOOC market is promising in Bangladesh, experts suggested MOOC providers create courses that enhance employability. They also recommended exploring how universities and the ed-tech market can work together for the development of MOOC.

Following the discussion, there was a Q&A session where students and young professionals from India and Bangladesh asked questions to the expert panelists on diverse topics related to the market.