SWAYAM Platform of Distance Learning: A Perceptual Study
Tarika Singh Sikarwar1, Monika Gupta2, Swati Vishnoi3

1Prof. (Dr.) Tarika Singh Sikarwar* Professor & Project Director, Prestige Institute of Management Gwalior, (M.P), India.
2Dr. Monika Gupta, Project Co-Director, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, (M.P), India. 
3Dr. Swati Vishnoi, Research Associate, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, (M.P), India. 
Manuscript received on March 07, 2022. | Revised Manuscript received on March 13, 2022. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2022. | PP: 1-6 | Volume-8 Issue-8, April 2022. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.H1458048822 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.H1458.048822
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Abstract: Education has a prime importance in the economic growth and in the form of a constructive education; SWAYAM platform which is one of the largest platforms for MOOCs in India is giving a lifelong learning opportunity through distance mode. Government of India has tried to provide an interactive open education interface. Though SWYAM is very near to the heart of government but what actual users perceive about it should be known. In this context, it becomes important to know what perception teachers and students have regarding SWAYAM. Taking a sample of teachers and students, core dimensions for the perception of teachers and students for the SWAYAM Platform of learning is found using a self-designed questionnaire. More than 70% of the respondents are spending time for SWAYAM courses and they are agreed that it help to gain knowledge. Different determinants forming the perception of teachers and students are found in the study. Results indicated that though Swayam courses are considered as flexible, innovative, interactive, and easy tool but it do not lead to employability and may be difficult to use. The study will act as the guideline for preparing policies taking into account the perceptual factors of both teachers and students on the favorable use of SWAYAM. Further, practical implications and recommendations are presented for higher education ministry for making SWAYAM MOOCs as the fruitful one. 
Keywords: MOOC, SWAYAM, Distance Education, Learning, Innovation, Perception
Scope of the Article: General Management