Friday, March 6, 2015

4.1.1 Trend Impact

In my opinion, the trend that will make the most impact on digital learning over the next five years is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This model for delivering online courses provides free, universal access to high-quality education, and it's provided by the world's best universities and colleges. MOOCs' greatest potential seem to go in the direction of training and professional development within the corporate world. As they continue to grow, higher education organizations are doing more research and investing significant resources seeking to improve MOOCs' reach as well as the number of learners that successfully complete their courses. It seems likely that, in the near future, corporations could start shifting from the use of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to MOOCs in order to satisfy their training needs. This could probably lead to mutually beneficial partnerships between higher education institutions and corporations. 

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