Saturday, March 7, 2015

American varsities keen on offering online courses - C. JAISANKAR, the Hindu

University of North Carolina and University of Toledo of the U.S. have begun designing modalities for offering online courses with the active participation of some of the higher learning institutes of India, including the National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi. A team of professors led by Tony Schmitz (University of North Carolina) and Matthew Franchetti (University of Toledo) visited NIT-T and held discussions with its Director S. Sundarrajan on Monday and senior professors over the possibilities of offering online courses to the students of both India and the U.S. They visited various departments to make on-the-spot assessment of courses offered to students. Besides interacting with professors, students and other stakeholders, they took note of the strength of Indian education system.

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