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Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

New forms of education require new types of credentials. But what does it mean when job applicants put digital badges on their resumes or...

Megatrends in MOOCs: #10 The Changing Role of the Instructor

In this series so far, we’ve explored how massive open online courses (MOOCs) are changing the nature of learning. We’ve looked at how they...

Megatrends in MOOCs: #9 Flipping the MOOC

As digital learning environments, MOOCs are incredibly flexible—they can be used for fully online courses, in hybrid courses, as supplementary materials, and more. One...

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...

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Last year, gamification was a crazy buzzword indicating a trend that many predicted would be either the savior or the destroyer of education and...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...
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