MOOC stands for massive open online course and it is probably the biggest thing happened to education since the Internet. The reason why it can be considered as the biggest thing for education in the 21st century is the fact that MOOC’s enable anyone at any place and any time to create the material for learning in any format – AND anyone at any place and any time to watch the material. Of course there are also live education events but the main idea is to make learning possible irrelevant of time, place, and wealth of the learner.
Even though the concept of MOOC is less than a year old it is already considered as a game changer for global higher education. One doesn’t need to pay hefty tuition fees nor be at a specific place during a specific time. Long gone are the enrollments to educational institutions also. Not to mention about the possibly-large costs for the creators of the learning material! Those all are history. With MOOC’s, Internet connection and the willingness to learn are all that is required.
Imagine same kind of a learning platform for companies:
- Possibility to create training material in online video format in an easy and fast way
- Possibility to consume the material at any given place, time, and device
- A solution which costs just a fraction of the price compared to the traditional ways of training
Sounding pretty cool, huh? Well, that’s basically what for example Dream Broker has done: a platform to easily create, edit and share online video material at a fraction of the accustomed prices.
To conclude, MOOC’s, Massive Open Online Courses, are revolutionizing the education by enabling anyone to study anything via online videos, for free. Softwares like Dream Broker’s on the other hand, are revolutionizing training and induction processes in organizations. They enable anyone to create and quickly share training material (and other material as well, of course!) in online video format, with a fraction of the price when compared to the traditional ways of training.
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