Archive for category: MOOC

Trends from 2014

19 Dec
December 19, 2014

Almost a year ago I blogged about the key trends I’d be watching during 2014.  As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be useful to revisit the trends I’ve been watching and see some of the things that have been going on. There were six key trends that I felt were worthy of attention.  These were: Big Data MOOCs The return of the old Business-focused learning Successful change, and Leadership Let’s see what 2014 brought us . . . Big Data During 2013 and 2014, Read more […]

A real world MOOC experience

19 Jun
June 19, 2014

Massive Open Online Courses – MOOCs – have come in for a bashing from a number of areas.  But what’s it like to actually participate in a MOOC and see it all the way through? To be one of the few – some say as little as 7% – who actually complete a course? Well this post tells you all. Back at the beginning of the year I said there would be a number of trends that I’d be watching.  Relating to MOOCs I said: “Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – are potentially transforming Read more […]

Why MOOCs could mean more than LinkedIn

29 May
May 29, 2014

There’s no doubt about it – the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is on the rise.  According to research from Duke/RTI 31% of those surveyed had heard of a MOOC – 50% in education and a lowly 14% in finance and retail.  There’s been some really bad press about MOOCs – especially around the completion rates and potential for monetisation – but perhaps the strongest advocate of MOOCs is emerging – the employer. Back to the research by Duke/RTI where among the expected percentages Read more […]