Category Archives: Leadership

Why 65% Savings Isn’t Enough: Barriers to Organizational Change

In the previous post, I examined how much MOOCs cost compared with instructor-led training. What we’ve found is that for a 5-day training course for 500 people, a MOOC can translate into savings of about 65%, and that’s just the … Continue reading

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Corporate MOOCs: Getting Buy-In from Executives and Managers

On this blog, we have looked at massive open online courses (MOOCs) from a variety of perspectives. We have explored what MOOCs are and what they can do, the many reasons corporate training departments are ripe for MOOC disruption, and … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #13 MOOCs as Relationship Builders

We have finally come to the end of a long road. We have looked at how MOOCs can foster learning organizations, encourage lifelong learning, and be used in competency-based training. We have explored how gamification, mobile learning, and microlearning are … Continue reading

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. How should you go about it? What tools should you use? When the first MOOCs hit the net, the only … 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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Gamified Applications for Training

How gamification has had an effect on the training industry While there are a number of skeptics out there of training through gamification and simulation; gamified simulations have become an extremely popular and very effective training medium. Some in the … Continue reading

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Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap

SYKESVILLE, Md., Mar 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GSE Systems, Inc. (nyse mkt:GVP) has published a new white paper titled “The Case for Simulation-Based Training in the Oil and Gas Industry, Upstream and Downstream”. The document examines the need for … Continue reading

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Hiring a Chief Learning Officer?

This past month has been a busy one.  I have found myself in discussions with a number of companies that are seeking a Chief Learning Officer (CLO), or the equivalent.  Many of the discussions have originated with the company’s need … Continue reading

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How To Get The Most From Your Employees

Production is at the center of all business.  Knowing exactly how much you’re getting from your managerial staff and the employees working under is imperative.  Under-performing sectors of the office can shed light on quarterly gains/losses, and it’s here where … Continue reading

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A Roadmap For Creating Customer and Employee Value

When organizational leaders are asked about their most valuable asset, they are most likely to say that their customers or employees, or both, are the most valuable. But recent studies show that only 54% of executives have a concrete strategy … Continue reading

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