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Friday, 28 March 2014 10:58

MOOC Symposium Coming To Saratoga Springs

By Staff Report | News
SARATOGA SPRINGS—From April 2 to 4, The MASIE Center is holding the first global symposium on “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Corporate Learning” at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Imagine if a major retailer wanted to update 100,000 employees on a new product line. There aren’t enough classrooms or instructors to make that course fast and massive. MOOCs may provide an expandable and scalable alternative – allowing the employee to personalize the timing for his or her convenience. “We will have over 70 education and corporate leaders from the United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, Malaysia and Canada exploring how and if MOOCs can be used to educate and train employees. We are honored to have senior representatives of organizations like Microsoft, UPS, Liberty Mutual, Corning, LL Bean, McKinsey, PwC, GE, Ernst & Young, Saudi Aramco, Amway, Dept. of Defense and others at this event,” said Elliott Masie, CEO of The MASIE Center. MOOCs are a new model of education and learning where thousands of learners can participate in a single course from anywhere, at anytime, using online content and collaboration. “We are honored to host this MOOC event in Saratoga Springs, which was also the site of the very first corporate event on eLearning that The MASIE Center hosted in the mid-1990s,” Masie said. “With Empire State College and Skidmore College based in Saratoga Springs, it is a perfect setting to explore the future of learning.”
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