HumanCapitalist Blog: Forget Tuition Reimbursement: Give Employees Access to a MOOC

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Although the history of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is rooted in correspondence study courses and higher education (Open University started in the United Kingdom in 1969), modern MOOCs are evolving as a place for workers to learn new and valuable skills — skills that today’s workforce desperately needs.

MOOCs have quickly become more relevant not as a way to earn a degree, but as a tool for addressing the skills gap that many organizations face.