MOOCs
11 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from Learning with MOOCs
Scoop.it!

Faced with low completion rates in MOOCs, Udacity shifts focus to corporate training

Faced with low completion rates in MOOCs, Udacity shifts focus to corporate training | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Starting in January 2014, Udacity will offer technical training courses from corporate partners such as Google, Salesforce.com, Autodesk, and Nvidia. While the courses will offer accreditation, they will not be free. 

 

The promise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) was a big one. The New York Times declared 2012 “The Year of the MOOC.” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote about the “budding revolution in global online higher education.”

 

“Nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms that are being developed by the likes of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and companies like Coursera and Udacity,” wrote Friedman.


Via Peter Mellow
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from Connectivism
Scoop.it!

MOOCs in the Corporate World | Learning Technologies | Training Industry

MOOCs in the #Corporate World http://t.co/g0osgaSYpc via @TrainingIndustr
#MOOC #highered #onlineEd #elearning #openSource #OER

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

LinkedIn moves to legitimize Web classes by Coursera, Udacity, others

LinkedIn moves to legitimize Web classes by Coursera, Udacity, others | MOOCs | Scoop.it

"If an online course doesn't get you college credit, why watch video lectures and complete Web assignments? Perhaps showing off to potential employers could create that incentive."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Udemy Courses Online | How You See Yourself As a Communicator A Udemy Course Online

https://www.udemy.com/start-speaking-smoothly-fluently-clearly-confidently/ | Udemy Courses Online - Speak Smoothly, Fluently, Clearly, And Confidently - A U...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

The iPad Toolkit for Teachers course by Randy Thomas | Udemy - Was $50, now Free!

The iPad Toolkit for Teachers course by Randy Thomas | Udemy - Was $50, now Free! | MOOCs | Scoop.it
iPad tools for the classroom and the teacher

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Mapping Coursera's Global Footprint | Inside Higher Ed

Mapping Coursera's Global Footprint | Inside Higher Ed | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Mapping Coursera's Global Footprint | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/S60kbdKn5U
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Coursera eyes corporate education market - Upstart

Coursera eyes corporate education market - Upstart | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Smithsonian
Coursera eyes corporate education market
Upstart
Under a program called the “Open Education Alliance,” Thrun's Udacity is now getting paid by companies like Google Inc. and Intuit Inc.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Simply Statistics interview with @daphnekoller, Co-Founder of ...

Simply Statistics interview with @daphnekoller, Co-Founder of ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Jeff and I had an opportunity to sit down with Daphne Koller, Co-Founder of Coursera and Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Jeff and I both teach massive open online courses using the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

What exactly does 'blended learning' look like? This video explains - The Hechinger Report

What exactly does 'blended learning' look like? This video explains - The Hechinger Report | MOOCs | Scoop.it
What exactly does 'blended learning' look like? This video explains
The Hechinger Report
The term “blended learning” is fast-becoming one of the education buzzwords that you will hear at conferences and in news articles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

MOOCs will take-over...corporate training - New APPS: Art, Politics ...

MOOCs will take-over...corporate training - New APPS: Art, Politics ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Michael Kremer calls my attention to this post by Alex Usher (itself a response to this one). The significance of the post is three-fold: (i) one of the big corporate players in MOOC (massive open online courses) world, Udacity, ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from Corporate University
Scoop.it!

Mobile App Builder TapCanvas Exits Beta, Partners With Eventbrite To Make Event App Creation Easier | TechCrunch

Mobile App Builder TapCanvas Exits Beta, Partners With Eventbrite To Make Event App Creation Easier | TechCrunch | MOOCs | Scoop.it
TapCanvas, a startup that helps people build mobile applications without programming knowledge, is exiting beta today and announcing a partnership with Eventbrite for the creation of event apps.

Via Eli
more...
Eli's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:36 PM

GREAT  APP that can be configured and used for events, learning initiatives etc -WITHOUT having to know programming  this opens up so many possibilities!!!

Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from Digital-News on Scoop.it today
Scoop.it!

Massive open online courses emerge as corporate training option

Reinvention of learning management systems also bringing social UIs and mobility, said Bersin by Deloitte analysts.

Via Thomas Faltin
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers [Infographic]

Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers [Infographic] | MOOCs | Scoop.it
There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you're looking to start climbing the blended learning 2.0 tree.

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:14 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blended+Learning...

 

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:09 AM

Mehenni Tahar ................Spécialiste en gestion des entreprises............. Consultatant formateur...........Animateur de la force de vente des entreprises .---------(  à votre service h24...7/7j  )-------------

mon lien: mehennitahar@gmail.com

skype: chatau1980

 

Maha Bali's curator insight, December 8, 2013 5:32 AM

good infograpphic about blended learning and the process - good for visual folks

Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from eLearning Industry
Scoop.it!

4 Effective Gamification Strategies for Corporate Training

4 Effective Gamification Strategies for Corporate Training | MOOCs | Scoop.it
How do game-based learning, gamification, and eLearning designers learn ways to increase engagement and effectiveness in corporate training? By looking at popular games!

Via Christopher Pappas
more...
Christopher Pappas's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:16 PM

4 Effective Gamification Strategies for Corporate Training

 

How do game-based learning, gamification, and eLearning designers learn ways to increase engagement and effectiveness in corporate training? By looking at popular games! Here we look at the wildly successful Candy Crush Saga to teach us 4 effective gamification design strategies for your next learning game project.

 

http://elearningindustry.com/4-effective-gamification-strategies-for-corporate-training

 

Terence R. Egan's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:50 PM

 

[KEY POINTS]

 

1.  Define Your “Monetization” Strategy

How does having a monetization strategy apply to corporate training? Well, we typically call this return-on-investment (ROI). What business goals are you trying to meet? What performance is needed to meet those goals? How will you know when you've achieved them. If you don't have a clear set of goals and a clear way of measuring against those goals, you could spend lots of money with no way of determining your success.

 

2.  Focus on Content Mastery and Job Performance, Not Game Play

In any learning intervention, we want learners to become with fluent with the content (be it product knowledge, new system tasks, etc.). Then, when they've mastered the content, we want them to translate that knowledge into actual job performance. 

A question that sometimes comes up is how many times learners should be able to replay a level (or the game as a whole) to improve their scores in learning games.

 

3.  Make Sure Game Reward Systems Translate to the Real World

Design your learning game mechanics, such as your reward systems, to translate to the real world. Point values are an example. Typically, point values are abstractions, and the conventional wisdom is that more is better. So, earning 1,000 points is more motivating than earning 100 points. I think it's better to align your gamification design and reward system to something tangible, recognizable, and translatable to the real world.  

 

4.     Think Outside the Game “Box”

Think broadly about how you define your learning “game. At the end of the day, you want to tie the game's learning to the real work. So, think about how you can integrate your company's existing tools into your gamification design. It might be social media tools, like Facebook or Yammer, or productivity tools that you “pull in” to the learning game. For instance, if you're using a learning game to build speed and accuracy with your customer service reps, you can let them “level up” inside the game once they've achieved a certain level of real performance on the job.

 

As designers of gamification in learning, we can – and should – pay attention to trends in the wider world of gaming, and find the “sweet spots” we can apply to performance improvement and meeting business objectives using learning games. 

Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Coursera Plans To Develop Corporate Training Program

Coursera Plans To Develop Corporate Training Program | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Online education provider Coursera is looking to break into the massive, lucrative corporate education market to drum up sustainable revenues.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Michael A. Lenroy from TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Scoop.it!

MOOC Attrition Rates -- Running the Numbers

MOOC Attrition Rates -- Running the Numbers | MOOCs | Scoop.it

"Before my MOOC launched, I did a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation of how many students I've ever had in the classroom, since I started teaching in grad school. And the number I came up with was, approximately 1400. The number of students who completed my MOOC is approximately equal to the number of students I've had in the classroom in my entire career."


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
more...
Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:07 AM

A good post by Jonathan Haber @DegreeofFree on MOOCs.

Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Udemy And LinkedIn Join Forces To Make Updating Your LinkedIn ...

Udemy And LinkedIn Join Forces To Make Updating Your LinkedIn ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Updating your LinkedIn profile with completed Udemy courses and certifications has never been easier! By joining forces with LinkedIn, Udemy gives its members the ability to easily update their profile, and share their ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Coursera founder Ng counters MOOC criticism, aims for corporate education ... - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Coursera founder Ng counters MOOC criticism, aims for corporate education ... - Silicon Valley Business Journal | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Coursera founder Ng counters MOOC criticism, aims for corporate education ...
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Enlarge. Coursera.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Reinventing organisational learning: the emergence of the corporate university - Smart Company

Reinventing organisational learning: the emergence of the corporate university - Smart Company | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Reinventing organisational learning: the emergence of the corporate university Smart Company Increasingly, and on a global scale, there is a trend orienting towards the reinvention of the way we learn in organisations, from self-taught to the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Michael A. Lenroy
Scoop.it!

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education ...

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education ... | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Why is Udacity now focusing on corporate training? Read More. Viewed within this frame, the results were disastrous. Among those pupils who took remedial math during the pilot program, just 25% passed.
more...
No comment yet.