Future of Learning

MOOCs: Hype or a Revolution for Corporate Trainers?

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) became popular around 2011 – 2012. New York Times columnist and best-selling author, Thomas Friedman, described them as an educational “revolution.” The Washington Post praised them as a way to provide “elite education for the masses.” Even our own Stephanie Ivec, published in eLearning Industry, cited the opportunity to reduce…

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What the Tin Can API Means for Your Online Training Course

The Tin Can API is revolutionizing the way we look at communication in the e-Learning industry. Tin Can is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it easier to collect data from many technologies, recording learning experiences like never before. You may be wondering about this new form of communication, and you’ve come…

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Industry Review: All About MOOCs

MOOCs—massive open online courses—have shaken up the higher education world in the past few years. Essentially, a MOOC is a free online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings and problem sets, MOOCs often include interactive user forums that help build a community for the students,…

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