Online Learning Update

December 18, 2013

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Disrupting Online Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Chris Proulx, Forbes

The reality behind the hype is that online education has been disruptive for over a decade, well before MOOCs. Certainly since the economic downturn in 2009, we have seen an accelerated focus on agile work practices and more rapid adjustments in company strategy. This change has created opportunities for employees to drive their career growth by becoming masters at acquiring and applying new skills in short bursts. Much of this has come through on the job skill development, but individuals and organizations alike are also adapting their more formal training and education approaches so it aligns with the accelerating pace of business. Online business and technical education fills the gaps left by traditional executive education as offered by traditional business schools- which can be lengthy, costly and in some cases, overly broad for the specific needs today’s workforce.

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