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301 Corporate MOOCs: Adapting an Academic Model for Corporate Learning

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Wednesday, October 29


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The promise of MOOCs is appealing … massive to scale an organization’s limited resources, online on any device, open to people who wouldn’t otherwise have access, but that course part? It gets boring fast. Courses can be too linear, too logical, and too long for digital learners. It’s time to face up to the fact that courses are an artificial way to learn, invented 150 years ago to make farmers into obedient assembly line workers.

In this session you will explore a new way of looking at MOOCs and how they can be applied to corporate learning. You will learn how MOOCs can be fascinating, engaging communities that have bite-sized content at their fingertips. You will explore the results of a recent experiment—a MOOC on corporate MOOCs—and discuss many of the lessons learned along the way. You will leave this session with a number of tips that can be applied to help build a fascinating MOOC people will love.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Alternatives to traditional course models in MOOCs
  • Strategies for creating bite-sized learning opportunities
  • Lessons from a public MOOC implementation
  • Tips to apply in building your own MOOC

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.      

Technology discussed in this session:

Judy Albers

Principal Consultant, Learning Experience Design

Intrepid Learning

Judy Albers is a principal consultant for learning experience design with Intrepid Learning. Judy, an MSEd, helps leading companies create engaging online learning experiences backed up by neuroscience and research on web behavior. These projects have earned over a dozen awards from across the learning, media, and marketing fields. Prior to Intrepid, Judy served as first vice president of learning technology at JPMorgan Chase, and she facilitated Bank One’s learning governance council during its three straight years as the top-rated bank in the Training Top 100.

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