MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them. Despite countless stats on MOOC dropout rates, MOOCs are appearing everywhere. And IMHO, we will continue to see this phenomenon rise.
A MUST READ - an insightful blog post shared by @catmoore how do we develop training content. In summary A good trainer would ask about the companies problems that require a training remedy and try to solve the underlying problem. That’s what training designers should do, too. We shouldn’t create a course just because someone wants one. We should ask about the symptoms and try to solve the underlying problem, because that’s what justifies our paychecks.
Everyone is looking to solve this problem. The ultimate solution rests in a partnership between designers/developers and technology product providers. Design alone can only be effective to a certain point. At some point designers must rely on technology to scale up their designs. But technology can also only do so much. No technology product will …
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments, and learn more at ted.com/prize.
Inge de Waard describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. As such the term MOOC can be seen as a new educational term.” ~Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interaction in a MOOC
In the past, we've discussed a lot of different ways in which training professionals and company managers can deal with their workplace training and employee development. Recently Vado released a whitepaper called 70:20:10 Guide: Providing Structure to the 70%, which is a great resource and introduction to the 70:20:10 method, so …
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