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MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

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The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

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MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Pedagogy is more important than technology.

Learning Vs. Training & Development

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In essence, through training relevancy, we don’t look to reshape the employees’ behavior rather the point is to teach them how things are carried out in an effective and proper way, so that they can carry out the processes at their own.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

It’s in your mind One of the pioneers of adult learning theory, Malcom Knowles , explored the role of adult education and facilitation (andragogy) versus the traditional style of teaching children (pedagogy).

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

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Rapid elearning MOOCs can facilitate getting information into the hands of the right people at the right time; for example, a rapid elearning MOOC could be used to train sales staff in a new product prior to its launch. Developers in both areas must build courses based on sound pedagogy and best practices. To be effective, rapid elearning MOOCs, like all training elements, need to be relevant, address employees’ needs, and have a real impact on job performance.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning? Different roles from the same organization, when visiting a particular site, are likely to need different resources; so a field service engineer visiting a client site is likely to need different support than a sales person.