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By the Numbers: Learning From MOOCs

Big data is revolutionizing all fields, and smart organizations are taking note. According to a 2011 report by global management firm McKinsey: “The use of big data will become a key basis of competition and growth for individual firms. From the standpoint of competitiveness and the potential capture of value, all companies need to take big data seriously.” Now, in 2013, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are bringing big data to education. With courses enrolling upwards of 100,000 students each, an enormous amount of data is being generated and preliminary reports are starting to come in.

How MOOCs Are Used in Workplace Training

Over the past several months, I’ve written about the many advantages of using MOOCs in training programs and given suggestions for how L&D departments can most effectively incorporate this new training format. In this article, we’ll look at some of the MOOCs that have been developed specifically for training purposes and business audiences, as well as how some companies are already using these courses are part of their workplace training and development programs.

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

It seems like at least once a week there is a major news headline declaring that our educational system is broken, and looking at the data on how U.S. students compare with students in other countries, it is hard to doubt that this conclusion is true. The training system is broken as well.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

We have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment.

MOOCs: How to Create and Enhance Corporate Culture

Corporate culture has become a new buzzword, fueled partly by the increased importance being placed on soft skills. For a long time, corporate culture was generally ignored, or at least not actively shaped and promoted. But today an organization’s culture has a huge impact on its ability to attract and retain top talent as well as employee job satisfaction, productivity, and performance-all of which directly impact the bottom line. An excellent culture, which includes the organization’s values and desired employee behaviors, has been instrumental to the success of companies like Apple, and many businesses are now making hiring and firing decisions based on an applicant’s or employee’s cultural “goodness of fit.”

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

How much of their essential job skills and knowledge are people in your organization learning from one another? 10%? 20%? Probably closer to 80%. Do you know what they are learning? Does it align with the goals of your training program? Well, that may be difficult to judge, but one thing is certain: they will remember it. Regardless of how much time and energy you put into creating content and designing your training, your employees will learn more from their peers.

How CIMA Helps Women In Accountancy Jobs

A woman excelling in the male dominated field of accountancy is a rare site to witness. As a woman, if you decide becoming an accountant, you need to be ready to fight long and endless battles. You might not even get to enter let alone sit, in a conference room as a top executive. Research has confirmed that it is true about women not being treated well in the field of finance.

Online Resource for 11 Plus Students

The internet makes it possible to effectively overcome geographical and physical boundaries while delivering the required information. This can be a great benefit to so many boxes of human life.

4 Factors to Consider Before Taking Online Classes

You have toiled with the thought of going to school for months. After carefully evaluating your personal, professional, and financial responsibilities, you have decided that distance or online learning is the best option. What’s next?

Lead A Successful Career By Getting CIMA Certified

The modern business world is filled with competition and the only way to succeed is to gain an edge over your competitors. One such way of doing just that is by getting CIMA certified. With CIMA conquered, you would feel confident and you will have the knowledge required to succeed in business accounting.

Being CIMA Qualified Can Help Improve Your Career

Any individual who is already an accounting or finance professional looking to grow professionally would benefit by getting themselves CIMA certified. CIMA is expanded as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. One will find that being CIMA certified would give them an upper edge and an array of career options. Also, one would gain a lot of knowledge, management skills and business tactics to improve career wise. You would surely be one among the best performers excelling in business planning. You would also be able to cope with changes in business easily.

Learning Through Social Collaboration: The Importance of Wikis in E-Learning

If we talk about communication within the business world today, e-mails would be on top of anybody’s list. At virtually no set up cost, information can be exchanged between people across geographies, in a matter of just seconds. But, then why are terms like ‘information overload’ and ’email bankruptcy’ gaining popularity?

Importance of NISM Examinations

NISM (National Institute of Securities Markets) was established by SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). This was pursuant to the announcement made by India’s Finance Minister during his budget speech on February 2005.

Last Minute Preparation for Exams

Trying to rush through the entire syllabus the day before the exam is a common scenario with many students. With some planning, they can learn to focus and do their best with the time that they do have.

How to Pursue Online Nutrition Programs

One of the popular subjects in the curriculum of various educational institutions is nutrition science. With increased awareness of nutrition for the upkeep of the health of the individual, now more and more people pay regular visit to the nutrition experts to seek their valuable advice on various issues like nutritious diet, calorie oriented food and on such other related topics. As a result, nutrition technology has become one of the preferred subjects for study.

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