In many ways, India is a perfect proving ground for MOOCs: there is high demand for quality education, the population is generally quick to adopt new technologies, Indian students are flocking to MOOCs, and there is already some political buy-in.

But to meet the needs of everyone in this market, not just the elites, MOOC providers will need to change their tactics. The stage is set and the higher education world will be watching.

David Blake is the co-founder of Degreed. This post originally appeared on

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