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Bianca Sillak-Riesinger examines to what volume significant Open on-line classes (MOOCs) can be utilized as a worthy chance in company education and improvement. within the scope of the empirical analyses, specialists have been interviewed and a survey with execs who participate in job-related MOOCs used to be performed. Conclusions and suggestions for motion concerning a potential utilization of MOOCs in company studying are drawn for selection makers in company education and improvement. A advisor for firms drawn to imposing MOOCs is incorporated within the appendix.

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The Potential of Massive Open Online Courses in the Context of Corporate Training and Development

Bianca Sillak-Riesinger examines to what volume gigantic Open on-line classes (MOOCs) can be utilized as a worthy chance in company education and improvement. within the scope of the empirical analyses, specialists have been interviewed and a survey with execs who participate in job-related MOOCs was once performed.

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It not only allows them to closely experience what a MOOC is, but also enables them to speak with other people in similar positions in discussion forums which may bring along useful hints or inspirations. The author, for example, felt inspired by many different posts in the discussion forums. It was possible to engage with people you would otherwise not get in contact with. S. Americans though. Most respondents worked in the field of 272 INTREPID LEARNING SOLUTIONS (2014d). 34 Excursus: The Author’s Own Experience technology (around 14%) or education (around 9%).

C). GROSSMAN (2013): 30; KALMAN (2014): 37; MOL/VAN DAM (2013): 58; TOWARDS MATURITY (2014): 6. SCARDILLI (2013): 33. 169 MEISTER (2013): 2. 170 (2011), What’s a MOOC? 171 DENNIS (2014): 2. 172 TOWARDS MATURITY (2014): 4. 173 TOWARDS MATURITY (2014): 2. 166 167 168 20 MOOCs rise to 28% in the next two years. The use of MOOCs varied between sectors. The public sector took up 42%, the private sector 26% and the non-profit sector 18%. 174 According to an article by Grossman (2013), Corp/U undertook a survey with 243 chief learning officers in 2012.

Apparently there are studies showing that the higher the requirements, the more students drop out of the MOOC. Students have different educational backgrounds. Some students select courses that are too difficult for them. 236 Some argue that because of this, MOOCs are characterized by a level below the requirements of a university. Above all, exams seem to be easier. 237 Since MOOCs are offered for free, people may also think they are free from commitment. When they realize that they actually need to perform and show results, many of them withdraw.

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