Monthly Archives: May 2013

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

When MOOC-mania hit first exploded, a general panic arose in higher education: Would MOOCs make colleges and universities obsolete? As the dust has started to settle and stakeholders have been able to assess the new technology, the general consensus (at … Continue reading

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Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are currently disrupting higher education and the stage is set for them to be a major force in corporate training as well. Although the mere idea of using MOOCs requires a shift in how organizations … Continue reading

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Gamify Your MOOC

Gamification and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are two of the biggest trends in education. The power of these tools in creating accessible, engaging educational programs is already being realized in many educational and training sectors. For corporate trainers, the … Continue reading

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MOOCs – Helping organizations learn

A company’s Learning and Development (L&D) function is only as good as the outcomes that it consistently delivers. Are your employees working to their potential? Are there skill gaps that have not been addressed? Is L&D listening to what employees … Continue reading

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What Type of MOOC Is Right For You?

So, your company has decided to “go MOOC.” What now? There are many options to consider when implementing a MOOC into a training program. The first, and most important, decision is what type of MOOC to use. Although the MOOC … Continue reading

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Should your corporate training strategy move to the MOOC?

A company’s training strategy usually comprises of four aspects: Identifying measurable outcomes Evaluating costs against the value addition due to the outcomes Developing a training plan based on the above two Monitoring the effectiveness of the training plan. The first … Continue reading

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Placing MOOCs in the context of your organization

The extremely fast paced growth of Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs , means that many companies are now evaluating how they can benefit from this training methodology. In order to perform this evaluation correctly, one key question must be … Continue reading

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Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?

Our workforce today is friendly to new technologies and new innovations. Gone are the days when introducing a new technology was always attempted to be shot down by employees, resulting in companies incurring high costs of change management. Younger employees … Continue reading

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MOOC: The King is Dead – Long Live the King

What is education? It seems like a simple question, but over the past several months, it has become increasingly more difficult to answer. Is education the transfer of knowledge from expert to learner? Is it the development of competencies? Is … Continue reading

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MOOCs in the corporate world

The academic world is abuzz with the newest form of learning for students – the Massive Open Online Course or MOOC. In just over 1 year, it has become such a force that it already has large groups of supporters … Continue reading

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