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Moocs are a solution in search of a problem A common question to start-up founders is: “What problem does this solve?” Massive open online courses (Moocs) are a solution in want of a problem. That’s not surprising because they did not emerge from a problem. Instead, they arose from the boredom of Stanford University computer science professors fed up with teaching the same lectures each year. Out of idle curiosity, they wanted to see what would happen if they dumped their courses, lectures and all, online for anyone to take. Two suggested solutions that Moocs may offer is boosting social mobility and democratising knowledge.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) What Is a MOOC? A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. This updated ELI 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II (June 2013) provides additional key facts about MOOCs. A short video about MOOCs and the connected age. Coursmos Is A Bite-Sized E-learning Platform For The Twitter Generation “When you’re pitching Dave McClure — or any other seed investor — you have to start with any kind of traction.” So begins one of the lessons on Coursmos, an iOS app designed for our attention-strapped times. The Russian startup behind the app reckons it’s spotted a soundbite-sized gap in the e-learning delivery space.
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Meet Lesson.ly, A Training-As-A-Service Startup That Is Clocking Quick Revenue Growth If you work for a large company, you likely dealt with an onboarding process. Perhaps little quizzes or pamphlets. I recently enjoyed this precise exercise while joining TechCrunch a few months ago, given that our corporate boss AOL is a fan of all things ancient. The gist is that corporate training is a pain in the ass for the poor schmuck on the receiving end, as well as for those who have to get new recruits up to speed. Lesson.ly wants to change that by providing a flexible, online software solution to help businesses train new employees. Corporate training-as-a-service is the play.
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