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MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?

For too long, corporate training has focused on teaching, rather than on learning. This is the fundamental reason why so much corporate training fails: the way it is presented simply doesn’t have anything to do with the way people learn. … Continue reading

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Technology-Enabled Learning: What Will 2015 Bring?

It’s the beginning of the year—the time to make predictions about what the coming year will bring so that we can congratulate ourselves when they come true and make up excuses when they don’t. So, what will 2015 look like … Continue reading

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and gamification hit the corporate training world at roughly the same time. MOOCs started to make their way into the mainstream in 2012, and while the idea of gamification has been around for more than … Continue reading

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5 Non-Financial ROIs of MOOCs

Often when we talk about the ROIs of any type of training, we focus on things that can be easily monetized. There is good reason for this—L&D, like every other department, must usually justify its existence by showing how its … Continue reading

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What Style of MOOC is Right for You?

If there is one idea I hope I’ve impressed upon you in writing about massive open online courses (MOOCs), it’s that, unlike instructor-led training and traditional elearning, MOOCs are highly flexible online learning environments. The popular media often refers to … Continue reading

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ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Corporate training used to mean one thing: “Here’s an orientation pamphlet and a couple of manuals. If you have any questions, ask Joe.” Then it meant another: “Your training will take place October 14 through 18, from 9 to 5. … Continue reading

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What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the education and training story of this decade (at least so far). In barely three years, they have expanded from a single course on artificial intelligence taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in … Continue reading

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How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners

How do your employees feel about your organization’s current training program? Are they getting the training they need? Do they find that training valuable? Engaging? Relevant? Does it help them do their jobs better? Corporate learners today need something different … Continue reading

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Training in an Ad-Hoc, BYOD Environment

For more than a year now, this blog has focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs). We’ve looked at what they are, the technologies that underlie them, and their place in organizational and employee learning and development. At this point, … Continue reading

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