Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for Social Transformation

With the advent of Internet and Open Curation of Content via Crowd Sourcing, the amount of information and knowledge online has grown manifold. Gone are the days where one needs to visit the local library or buy a book to gain basic knowledge and understanding of their interest area.

A massive open online course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.[1] In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education which were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.[2][3]

  • Wikipedia on MOOCs

Some of the most popular MOOCs on the Internet today are Coursera, Stanford Online, Khan Academy, Peer to Peer University, edX. Each one of these sites collates content from various expert institutions across the world and makes it available to all in a classroom-type learning format.

Agencies working on Social Change must embrace continuous learning quickly to stay relevant and effective in the current day and age. Grassroots change involves many painstaking hours working on the field with varied set of individuals including government and other non-government organizations to bring about the Impact desired. This leaves very little time for volunteers and field staff to participate in knowledge gaining and sharing. Online Courses and collaboration medium is the best way to gain maximum knowledge with minimum effort and overheads.

Learners can be broadly categorized into three buckets
• Visual Learners – Strong at mastering written/pictorial material

• Auditory Learners - Strong at mastering audio material

• Kinesthetic - Strong at mastering by doing hands-on

The Blended Learning paradigm professes mixing up of direct or formal training (e.g., face-to-face, classroom) with indirect or informal knowledge gathering (e.g., computer based or alternative media) to create the best possible learning solution for every target audience.


One of the successful ways to enhance the effectiveness of learning is by breaking down every topic to three key points that are most critical for learning. There is enough research on brain and attention span where it is proven that attention span of an individual is highest for an individual in the three minutes. Our training framework leverages this unique first-of-its-kind training program. If we cannot share something in three minutes, we are not helping them learn.

Using the unique “3-Minute Excellence” philosophy and the ‘Pathway Series’ framework we guarantee ATTENTION, RETENTION and RESULTS.


You have a vision. Your strategies are aligned to that vision. Your Corporate or Divisional Goals are synchronized to the Strategies. You expect to execute tactically and Deliver Results. What ‘s seemingly simple to “get done” is getting botched up by individual abilities. You don’t have enough time to teach them “how to sell”, “what to sell”, “how to market”, “how to develop” etc. You just wish someone can take over this task and give you resources that are perfectly trained to the tasks as hand. Futureshift will do that for you

Noun: The action of teaching a person a particular knowledge, skill or behavior with the objective of improving one's capability, capacity and performance.


  1. Analyze your workforce and determine necessary activities including training that is required to get your teams ship-shape
  2. Work within your corporate constraints to develop a blended (online/face-to-face) solution that demonstrates results
  3. Help build appropriate content using proprietary, third-party material.
  4. Implement Training plan and learning promotional activities to ensure ATTENTION, RETENTION and RESULTS


Futureshift Team includes people who have “been there, done that” time-and-again in various verticals and geographies under different economic circumstances. Futureshift Learning is led by Vinodh Soundarajan, an acknowledged visionary and tactical expert in blended learning. He has built and lead large teams in Talent Management and Supply Chain Management across the world. Combined with a time-tested methodology and superlative E-Learning Technology platform, Futureshift provides the following value to your company or Division.
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Futureshift Team includes people who have “been there, done that” time-and-again in various verticals and geographies under different economic circumstances. Contact: