An article from Forbes Magazine about research carried out by Future Workplace about the use of MOOCS in a corporate learning environment.
The Future Workplace survey was fielded to 222 heads of Human Resources, Corporate Learning and Talent Management, and they also conducted a number of interviews with senior HR leaders to understand the drivers behind creating a company MOOC, the benefits and barriers, and the long term impact of MOOCs on corporate learning.
Their four findings were:
- MOOCs offer companies an innovative online learning design for employees plus the ability to externally offer MOOCs to attract potential new hires and new customers.
- Companies want to go beyond creating MOOCs to also curate a wide range of open learning assets.
- The top three barriers to experimenting with MOOCs inside companies include a lack of budget, technical and security issues and a lack of skills among corporate learning professionals to design MOOCs.
- Top resistors to experimenting with the MOOC model were employees in the Corporate Learning Department.
Future Workplace are running a webinar on 24th June to give more detail.