MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

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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. 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.

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. The output quality is also good. 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

A majority of the company’s staff are certified nursing assistants who spend their days fulfilling basic quality of life needs for patients, including bathing, dressing and feeding them. 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.