Are Open Educational Resources Right For Business Training?

Gutenberg Technology

Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed digital assets that are beneficial for learning and research. It sounds too good to be true, right? Education eLearning OER online learning oerThese resources are freely available to all. Anyone can use, share, and modify it. You are thinking - I don’t need my eLearning vendor anymore. Well, don’t fire him, right away. Consider the entire scenario.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

I agree that’s a string of nouns and adjectives and sounds like I have thrown together a set of buzz words. Business can and will ask, “So what?” We have to get out there, get our hands dirty, talk to business, read the company’s Annual Report, and figure out what is happening on the business front. I wonder how many L&D folks go through Annual Reports and Balance Sheets; however, this is where the crux of business can be understood.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then. Access to good quality courses via a technologically sound platform is the bare minimum—the hygiene factor for starting a MOOC. My concern is that organizations will jump onto the MOOC bandwagon gunning for a platform with a set of courses, much like when organizations tried to become social businesses by putting an enterprise collaboration platform in place and claiming to have become an E2.0

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Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

These changes have an impact on businesses in all sectors, but because of the intense pace, it is not always possible to develop new training courses or schedule employee training days fast enough. Developers in both areas must build courses based on sound pedagogy and best practices. offers 25+ years of training and talent management for executives, business owners, and top performing sales executives in taking the leap from the ordinary to extraordinary.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Feel free to make your own wheee sound). It actually sounded better in my brain. If you are an e-learning vendor in the higher education space and doing or planning on doing business in Europe, this is the place to be. Overall, topics were sound – at least the ones I pinged into. There was a business card to take – plenty where still there when I walked by at the end of the day. Speaking. The Final Frontier of E-learning.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

But it is mostly the sound of yesterday. Open All the Way: MOOCs, OER, and Open Education. In this session we will discuss the global implications; the evolving models; business plans; and how to launch and administer a massive worldwide class. Size Isn’t Everything – Cathy Davidson – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wired UK raises the possibility that the university may have to restructure itself.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy, as well. Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Of course, sound’s important, too. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] January 7-9, 2011 International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (IC4E), Mumbai, India. February 19-20, 2010 Digital Asia: Language, Technology and Community , 4th, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Japan.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Great FREE Software Downloads - The eLearning Coach , March 8, 2010 I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. OER (9).

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

Ive been tinkering with Many Eyes over the last couple of weeks as a way of exploring potential visual navigation tools/interfaces for Open University courses and qualifications, and OpenLearn OERs/course units: [link] and search for "many eyes". Not sure if that will fit her needs, but it sounds close. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isnâ??t e-Clippings (Learning As Art).

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 11, 2012 Project Management for Publishing , organized by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), Said Business School, Oxford, UK. Clayton R.