Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Other Side of Simulation: Gamification is Everything!

Gamified simulations can change the way organizations train up; they have the ability to make normal, day-to-day business operational teaching more compelling and interactive. Gamification is just now beginning to be taken seriously within the simulation industry making organizations sit … Continue reading

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How to MOOC: Designing Effective MOOC Training Programs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a bit of a chimera – they have the head of instructor-led training, the body of traditional e-learning, and the long tail of social media. They also take advantage of many technology-enabled learning tools … Continue reading

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Wharton Puts First-Year MBA programs online for Free

Wharton’s announcement that it was working with Coursera to put its first-year MBA programs online for Free.  While this does not provide the participant student with the same benefits of going to Wharton with its two-year immersion in a community of … Continue reading

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A Dearth of Investment in Young Workers

Tyler Cown, a professor of economics at George Mason University, wrote a New York Times article, with the same title as this post (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/business/a-dearth-of-investment-in-young-workers.html?_r=0).  What  is troubling is his argument that due to a slow economic recovery, that much of … Continue reading

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MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom

I have said before that the real innovation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is not technological (after all, we already had online videos, forums, and blogs), but pedagogical – the idea that content is king has been steamrolled by … Continue reading

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