Expert talk on Introduction to MOOC/Coursera held at WGSHA
January 11, 2021
January 11, 2020: Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), MAHE organized an expert talk on 11th January on “Introduction to MOOC/Coursera” by Mr. Adarsh Lathika, Senior Manager – Corporate Strategy & Planning, Manipal Global Education Services as part of the module PDEM Evaluation (MOOC). Module leader Mr. Raghavendra G. Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) coordinated the event under the guidance of Chef K. Thirugnanasambantham, Principal, WGSHA.
Mr. Adarsh Lathika started by explaining how Coursera is not an actual MOOC service, since it is not free anymore, like it was initially. He further explained the vast number and variety of courses available for students of MAHE, and how it had progressed from being a limited number of courses for MIT students at the start. He encouraged students to understand the strict rules regarding plagiarism, and not to try and complete the courses in a last minute rush. Speaker gave an overview of how much Manipal students used Coursera, and how we are one of the largest users of Coursera itself. The session ended with a simple Q&A session
Course representative of the batch 33rd course (BHM) Ms. Suraksha Shetty was the EMCEE for the event, and Mr. Aryan Nair thanked everyone in his vote of thanks.