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Now a MOOC course on happiness!

Course focuses on how prioritising happiness leads to success in work and life

 

Hyderabad, June 8, 2015All you hyper-stressed, overworked  business management types -- relax!  Help is on the  way -- a MOOC course on hapinness and how to attain it, no less.
The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Mohali and Hyderabad, is  making its foray into the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) world with a course on “A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment", offered in partnership with  the world’s largest open online education provider,  Coursera.   The course is taught by award-winning Professor Raj Raghunathan, Visiting Professor of Marketing at the ISB and Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, Austin. The course content is based on emerging scientific research, particularly from an area called ‘positive psychology.’The six week long self-paced course commences on June 15, 2015, and will be accessible to anyone with Internet access for free. Over 20,000 students from 70 countries have already registered and that number expected to double in the coming weeks.
Says Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB: “The course is a step forward in ISB’s mission to leverage technology and make its vast knowledge resources accessible to a larger audience globally.  The School pioneered the concepts of ‘Flipped Classroom’, the ‘Engaged Classroom’, and the Unified Class through telepresence. It is actively working on transforming the delivery of cutting edge management education.”

ISB became the first Indian partner-school for Coursera when the two signed a MoU earlier this year to offer courses in the online space
Adds Coursera’s CEO Rick Levin: “As Coursera’s first partner in India, ISB is playing a leading role in bringing India’s educational expertise to the world. We believe that ISB’s first course will be quite popular, because similar courses related to the psychology of wellbeing are among the highest enrolled on our platform. Coming from a top business school, ISB’s happiness course will be particularly appealing to the working professionals, old and young, who flock to Coursera to learn new skills for improving their careers.”
Highlights of the Course 
·       The most common “happiness sins” that even the smart-and-successful among us commit
·       Why happy employees are more productive than their less happy counterparts
·       What you can do, starting today, to enhance the quality of your life

 More details on the course are available at https://www.coursera.org/course/happiness.




    


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