Mobi-MOOCs: A Simple and Effective Way to Deliver Educational Content
Mobile phones have become affordable and ubiquitous. However, in most parts of the developing world, the data connections on these are either not present, or are of very low bandwidth and erratic and expensive for a large segment of the population. We suggest that we use voice connections to deliver educational content in such scenarios – we call this a Mobi-MOOC. Essentially, in Mobi-MOOCs, when a user calls up a number (can be toll free), an Interactive Voice Response System takes over and guides the user through learning objects. The system uses Speech Recognition to help the user interact with the system. We developed courses on Basic Crop Production Practices for Farmers and Gardeners and found them to be very effective. In this paper, we present the concept of Mobi-MOOC, the technologies and processes involved, and also the results of our Mobi-MOOCs. Not every subject can be taught in this format. In this paper, we will discuss the pedagogical issues related to designing courses for a Mobi-MOOC, like the duration of a lecture, and navigational issues etc. // Paper ID 510
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