Online Learning Revolution Pushes Further Into Corporate Training

As business warms to online learning, the Silicon Valley start-ups behind Moocs are pushing further into the lucrative field of executive education.

The developers of Moocs – massive open online courses – have been reaping havoc on traditional education models everywhere. Now, they are pushing further into the lucrative field of executive education.

Educational technology companies Coursera, Udemy and Alison are all disrupting the buoyant corporate training market, worth $70 billion in the US alone, according to Deloitte research.

As technology improves and online learning gains credibility, they are signing up big businesses including AT&T, Accenture and Microsoft.

To counter the threat, many business schools are creating a portfolio of custom online courses that corporations pay for to supplement their traditional campus exec programs. Columbia, Harvard and Wharton have all moved in this direction.

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