The Learning with MOOCs 2017 Conference Analyzes the Shift Into Professional Development Courses

The Fourth LWMOOC Conference, to be held October 8-10 at The University of Texas at Austin, has established as a theme “Developing and Advancing Careers with MOOCs”

“Though initial visions of MOOCs as free learning resources for the masses have not yet been the reality, millions of learners around the world are using MOOCs to support professional development and career advancement,” have noted the organizers of the conference.

“This activity represents an important shift from the top-down model of university degrees to a learner-generated, micro-credentialing “bottom-up” model.”