Massive Open Online Courses in Digital Workplace Learning

Current State and Future Perspectives


MOOCs have been the learning technology with the fastest adoption rates in recent years. In contrast to the higher education sector, there is only little research on MOOCs in corporate training contexts. This chapter discusses MOOCs as a novel method for digital workplace learning from a theoretical perspective. After an introduction to the concept, the trajectory to MOOCs at work is being traced. Basic MOOC designs and platform features are discussed with respect to instructional design and learning in workplace settings. The second part of the chapter gives an overview on current MOOC providers, their offerings for digital workplace learning, and possible options on how to implement MOOCs in the corporate setting. Based on empirical evidence on MOOCs in professional learning, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as well as possible future developments for MOOCs at work are being discussed.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) MOOC Providers MOOC Platform MOOC Phenomenon xMOOCs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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