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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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The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

MOOCs, mobile, and Millennials—these three ideas often elicit some measure of discomfort in training and development departments, because while these three forces are greatly affecting businesses in general and workplace education in particular, they remain relatively poorly understood. This lack … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #12 Training for Millennials

The Millennial generation has posed one of the greatest challenges to the business world over the past few years. Millennials have different ideas from the generations that came before them about what jobs should be (i.e., places to learn and … Continue reading

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #8 Mobile Learning

For the past few years, mobile learning has been the “next big thing,” but no more. As Rob Caul wrote recently for TrainingZone, “With smartphones and tablets more affordable and accessible than ever, mobile learning is fast establishing itself as … Continue reading

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. We have … Continue reading

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Training and Education for Millennials through Gamification

Millennials already make up 25% of the American workforce and that number grows daily as college graduates are finding their way into the workplace. The millennial generation, otherwise known as Generation Y can further be defined by Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Y) as: … Continue reading

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