Writing in Forbes, Jeanne Meister says Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, will result in significant disruptions for private, public, and for-profit universities. Meister is a partner with executive development firm Future
But even more, she writes, employers also are discovering the power of MOOCs to design and deliver online learning.
With MOOCs, learners can become peer reviewers, collaborate with each other, participate in threaded discussion groups and even arrange local meetups to continue their learning.
MOOCs offer companies an innovative online learning design for employees, plus the ability to externally offer MOOCs to attract potential new hires and new customers, Meister writes. She said top resistors to experimenting with the MOOC model were employees in corporate learning departments.
Meister writes that the real opportunity for integrating MOOCs into the organization is not simply to consider whether to create a corporate MOOC or to curate MOOCs. The movement can serve as the impetus to rethink and reimagine how an employer designs, develops and delivers learning, she writes.