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  • Type Think20 (T20)
  • Date 6 July 2020
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Abstract

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) can be critical in bridging the global knowledge divide. However, the promise of MOOCs has remained largely unfulfilled, mainly because of the global digital divide. The closure of schools following the COVID-19 pandemic has reignited interest in MOOCs, with many innovative solutions emerging worldwide. We offer a strong rationale and propose specific measures for national governments and the Group of Twenty (G20) to scale up the uptake of MOOCs— these include investment in infrastructure to adapt globally, and develop indigenous MOOCs in low- and middle-income countries; G20 funding for large-scale infrastructure initiatives in least developed countries; leveraging the deep penetration of mobile technology in developing countries; and expanded funding for UNESCO.

 

 

Authors

Jitendra Roychoudhury

Research Fellow Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Fellow II at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His ongoing… Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Fellow II at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various economic, energy, and policy developments and the impact of policies on global commodity markets. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was the director and chief consultant at HDR|Salva, India, where he worked with clients worldwide. Jitendra has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune, India and a postgraduate diploma in business management from Welingkar’s Institute of Management, India.

Expertise

  • Freight
  • Transport
  • Geopolitics
  • Commodity Flows
  • Shipping
  • Hydrogen.

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