Category Archives: eLearning

What’s the Difference Between a MOOC and an LMS?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been around long enough that most people in the training industry have at least a general understanding of what they are. But there is still some confusion about how they differ from more familiar … Continue reading

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What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary. What started as an ambitious experiment is now becoming a standard component of education. Learners around the country and around the world are taking MOOCs. Even many students at traditional … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning, from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This blog will explore more … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Now what? Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled … Continue reading

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What You Risk by NOT Using MOOCs

To wrap up our series exploring arguments against massive open online courses (MOOCs) and potential risks associated with the courses, in this final post we’ll turn the tables and look at some risks of NOT adopting MOOCs and other technology-enabled … Continue reading

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“We’ve Always Done It This Way” and Technology-Enabled Learning

In the five previous articles, we have addressed common objections to using massive open online courses (MOOCs) in corporate training. Here, we take a step back to tackle a more fundamental objection—the objection to using technology at all. Here’s a … Continue reading

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MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

This is the fifth in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place. I … Continue reading

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MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

This is the third in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: Face-to-Face learning had FAILED. All learners are different. They come from different … Continue reading

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Face-to-Face Learning has FAILED

This is the second post in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: Public Libraries Are Failures (and So Are MOOCs). I’ve heard … Continue reading

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2015 the Year of “Technology Enabled Learning”

MOOCs, gamification, social media, engagement, all of these are reaching out and asking for our attention.  All of them are being amplified, accelerated and enabled with technology.  It is our intent to provide you the reader with a host of … Continue reading

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