Educational Technology

February 20, 2014

Online courses trim billions in personnel training

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By: Ellen Lee,

Massive online open courses (MOOCs) are supposed to change the face of higher education. Early success, though, has been easier to find among corporations.Yahoo! employees can take any classes from Coursera’s “Signature Track”—not even limited only to specific job function edification—from macroeconomic principles to genetics and evolution. Yahoo! employees can be reimbursed for the cost, around $30 to $100 per course. Udacity launched its “Open Education Alliance” last fall, partnering with businesses such as Google and AT&T to develop skills-based classes.

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