MOOCs in Business: Yes, They Can Work

Can massive open online courses (MOOCs) work in a corporate setting? Of course they can, and here are some good reasons:

1 They cost less than paying for employees to attend a college course, up to and including master’s-level courses.

2 More employees can have access to this type of training (instead of a select group that might attend a corporate university or series of seminars).

3 According to Udacity’s vice president of business development Clarissa Shen, MOOCs can offer a certain efficiency in terms of time and relevancy.

4 With fast-evolving and/or maturing industries, MOOCs can save employees from becoming obsolent.

5 And as businesses are becoming more interested in MOOCs, platform vendors like Coursera and Udacity are finding ways to cater to them.

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