Monthly Archives: April 2014

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCS: #5 Lifelong Learning

When Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Coursera’s Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, and other education innovators decided to start putting courses from top universities online, for free, their idea was to make education accessible to everyone who wanted it, regardless of socioeconomic … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #4 Microlearning Paths

In the previous article, we explored how corporate training is moving away from seat-time and toward competencies. This larger picture here is not just a shift in how learning is measured, but an entire re-visioning of what effective training looks … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Over the past several years, the educational requirements for jobs have been increasing. According to a study by Georgetown University, 63 percent of all jobs will require a bachelor’s degree by the year 2018. However, although students have been scrambling … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations

The Internet has had profound impacts on education and training—not just on the practical aspects of how it is done, but on something much more fundamental: it has changed our core conceptions of what it means to teach and to … Continue reading

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