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08/07/12
MOOCS: One of the ingredients to future education and maintaining/evolving our skill sets
Filed under: Mature professionals, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 6:44 pm

While we have all seen articles and programs about online
learning, nothing grabbed me until I listened to Diane Rehm
moderating a panel of people talking about how online
courses may fit in higher education’s future
.

One of the major take-aways is the concept of MOOCS.
I listened hard and near the end the panelists began describing
this concept of Massive Open Online Courses that is taking
off at universities and some private companies.  [See the
Rehm discussion page for some detail and also Coursera which
describes courses being offered this fall.] 

Now what kinds of courses are offered this way, in STEM
fields…?  This site [2] lists 500 such offerings that may be
a valid way for mid-career people to refresh or learn new
skills to help manage their careers.

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