Reinventing the MOOC model for the real world

In his article “Will MOOCs help you open career doors?” Scott Kirsner reveals that, while employers may be impressed by the initiative that completing a MOOC signifies, they are more interested in seeing what can be accomplished with one’s newly-won knowledge, reports. In other words, it’s not about certificates of completion in the real world, it’s about completed pieces in a portfolio. Working as I do for a staffing firm, I couldn’t agree more. In fact, when we launched our own MOOC program, we made employability a top objective. Here’s how the MOOC model can be modified to meet both the needs of the students and those of the companies they would like to work for…

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