MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

A PLN represents the pinnacle of informal learning. According to recent estimates, although about 80 percent of learning is thought to occur informally, companies still invest 75 percent of their L&D budgets in formal training. For the past year or so, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been busy upending all kinds of assumptions about education: content is king, quality education is expensive, and instructor-led training is the gold standard, to name just a few.

Developing Training With What You Carry In Your Pocket

Training Industry

Many either don''t have the knowledge or, don''t have the budget or team that can create instructional videos. Mobile apps for editing video like iMovie, Vitrimpro or Pinnacle are cost effective and easy to use. This approach allows the learning team to shoot, edit and publish web-based training video content in under an hour, with no budget using only what they are carrying in their pockets.

A Vital View on Learning

CLO Magazine

To do that, McNevin worked with Vermilyea to create Pinnacle, a clinical career ladder for CNAs that will help keep them engaged with the company and improve their skills through training and development to increase their earning potential. Over time the company has expanded McNevin’s budget.