Viplav is an education professional and researcher working at the interface between education and technology. Starting from the early 1990s, his work in K12, higher education and professional learning has spanned diverse themes such as digital pedagogy, serious games and simulations, Connectivism and MOOCs, and technologies underpinning large content and learning management systems.

Viplav has a rich and diverse senior management experience and has pioneered initiatives in technology and learning in India such as prototyping one of India’s earliest learning and assessment portals in 1997 at IGNOU, the nation’s largest open distance learning university, building the technology infrastructure (2000-02) for, India’s first K12 online learning portal, and creating a pioneering 18 month long blended learning programme for the nation’s premier management institute, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (2003-04).

Viplav’s work in serious games and simulations space has been recognized by industry through the two Best Use of Games in Learning Brandon Hall Awards (2009 and 2010).

In 2011, Viplav had the privilege of speaking at TEDx, on the theme Order from Chaos.

Apart from his work on education & technology for some of the leading education companies in India, he has been a contributor to government and industry association led committees on technology in education for K12, Higher education and Teacher Education.

He is a frequent blogger, featured on and has authored about 300 blog posts and articles.

Contact Viplav

Blog: Viplav Baxi’s Meanderings
Twitter: @viplavbaxi

Papers and Presentations

MOOCs and the Future of Indian Higher Education

Order from Chaos, TEDx Speaker, 2011

Introductions and Summary Sessions, EDGEX, 2012

Standards in Serious Games and Simulations, SGSA Singapore, 2012 (Slides)

MOOC – Invent vs. Innovate, Manipal Education, 2012

How to Monetise Serious Games, Panel Discussion, SGSA Singapore, 2012

Learning 2.0, 2009

Educational Analytics, FICCI Higher Education Summit, 2012 (Slides)

CCK08 Final Project Submission