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MBA MOOCs from Stanford Online

Stanford Online

World-class academic powerhouse Stanford is leading the way in the MOOC revolution.  They offer a diverse range of classes on both business and non-business topics.  Stanford also splits their MOOC courses on various platforms including Coursera and NovoEd, so you have the chance to experience more than one MOOC platform as well.  I highly recommend …

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M is for Massive, but don’t Misuse My MOOCs

Those of you who have followed my Homemade MBA project know I have completed many business MOOCs to make my own MBA.  As a result of taking so many MOOCS, I am on a lot of University email lists.  Just this week, I received two very different emails showcasing both the beautiful and beastly possibilities …

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NovoEd’s Business Courses: Why Pay?

In their recent September newsletter, NovoEd published their latest list of MOOC course offerings.  A few items of interest included some promising business courses for you homemade MBA makers out there. New NovoEd online business course MOOCs that may pique your interest: Writing a Successful Business Plan Startup CEO Storytelling at Work   Writing a …

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On-demand: The Future of Learning with MOOCs

As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gain more momentum and credibility, people are beginning to consider the impact of on-demand learning to both the college experience and professional development.   In a great article titled “The Future of Professional Development: Online, Free, and Just-in-Time,” by Jeff Selingo, the author of College (Un)Bound, we consider the …

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Homemade MBA Progress Report: June 29, 2014

Homemade MBA Progress Report 6-26-2014

This week I started the final course in my Homemade MBA plan – Globalization and You.  You can see my first impressions here in my appropriately named First Impressions: Globalization and You post.   Back to my beloved Gantt charts!  I haven’t updated these in a while, mainly because it wasn’t as critical to keep …

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First Impressions: Globalization and You

Globalization and You

First of all, well done with the introductory video.  Not only did you tell us what to expect in the class, you showed us a bit of personality as well. I like the fact that you filmed the intro video after filming the rest of the content, so you can refer to specific things that …

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Harvard’s HBX: a misguided MOOC

There was a fantastic article in today’s New York Times called “Business School, Disrupted.”  The article discusses Harvard Business School’s strategy for online education.  Their solution: charge $1,500 for three online business school courses.   Called the Credentials of Readiness (with the clever acronym CORe), your $1,500 investment grants you access to online courses covering Accounting, …

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MOOC News – Don’t be a MOOC Dropout!

As I find news about MOOCs, I will try to post the links to MOOC articles and MOOC stories in the MOOC News section of this site.  Please share the MOOC info you find here as well and hopefully we can build a useful MOOC news library for everyone to use.   This article, called, “Don’t …

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Hello from Asia!

My apologies for the unprecedented gap in posts – I just relocated from Europe to Asia, and have been a bit busy!   This move comes as a result of taking on a new position at work (same company).   Now that I am (more or less) settled again, I can pick up where I left …

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Homemade MBA Progress Report: February 2, 2014

A Gantt Chart showing my progress on my Homemade MBA as of Feb. 2, 2014

This week I made it through two weeks of material in Critical Perspectives on Management.  I’m happy to report that the course material is still very high quality, with very well-made video lectures.  I’m really impressed with the editing touches IE Business School (and/or Prof. Rolf Strom-Olsen) has made for this class.   The Gantt …

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