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How can MOOCs help you save your time and energy?

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I got this picture clicked while giving my MOOC presentation. Because of the quarantine, it was supposed to be recorded and sent to the college. Never felt so neat before.

How to reduce your college burden?

A lot of us wish that if the load on us due to our college curriculum was a bit lighter. But, there is a solution, which most of the students rarely know. Today, I've come up with all the information, you would need to know of this strategy.

What are MOOCs?

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.
These are certain courses, might be credit or non credit, by recognized institutions over any subject, listed on any portal known for such courses.

What are Credits?

Before, I answer to your question, I insist that you check your report card of any semester. If you're new or haven't even started to college, I suggest you to surf your college website for the curriculum of your course.
After all the subjects, credits are written, right? What do they mean?
Look! Wait. Let me explain. Every course is composed of credits, which simply mean the points you've to earn in your course duration. They're then distributed among all of your semesters.

How can MOOCs help you with college?

If you pursue some MOOCs with credits, and secure the certifications after completing them, then as per the UGC norms, you can get 20% of your semester's credits.
Let me explain it to you in an easier manner. 
Suppose, you've to achieve 30 credits in one semester. 20% of 30 means 6 credits. This means that you've to get 24 credits anyhow and you can pursue MOOCs to substitute those remaining six credits. For this you've to check out, the credits offered by each MOOC.

How to enroll in MOOCs?

For this, in India, you can go to Swayam portal. You have to apply filter for credit courses. Then you can surf your favorite courses. It's that simple. After the completion of the course, for credits, you've 

Exceptions

Some colleges, which have joined the chapter and got themselves affiliated with SWAYAM, make it easier for students to get registered in MOOCs and provide technical help for grievances as well. 
But, the drawback is that they have some separate credits reserved for MOOCs equivalent to 20% of the total credits in the semester. 
Because of this, a student can complete MOOCs and get credits but won't get any relaxation from any particular subject.

Conclusion

Enrolling in MOOCs is an easier way out to ease your educational burden and learn something innovative. It lets you explore. You can also try it out. If you encounter any problem, then please let me know in the comments below.
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In this quarantine season, while you're at home, you can pursue some online courses. I'm pursuing a few from Coursera.

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