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811 Let’s Talk About MOOCs: Using Massive Open Online Courses for Learning

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Friday, October 31


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MOOCs have become a popular buzz word in the industry over the past couple of years. While interest in MOOCs continues to increase, our understanding of what MOOCs are and where they can best be applied to help organizations and individuals learn has not kept pace.

In this session you will explore the core elements of an effective MOOC. You will discuss the various ways that MOOCs can be used in organizational learning contexts. You will examine the various platforms that are used to develop and run MOOCs. You will leave this session understanding what a MOOC is, and how utilizing or providing MOOCs can be a huge value to organizations and their learners.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What a MOOC is
  • How MOOCs are delivered
  • About the different tools for delivering MOOCs.
  • What issues MOOCs present
  • How MOOCs may fit into your current eLearning strategy

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
MOOCs, Coursera, edX, Udacity, Udemy.

Michael Reedy

Managing Partner


Michael Reedy, a managing partner with OutCons, is a senior learning professional who provides a mix of learning consulting and project/program management. He has worked with many diverse clients providing a variety of services, such as learning management systems implementation, training, and change integration. Michael is known for having a track record of building a learning strategy and executing to make that vision a reality.

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