Learning Cafe Webinar — 23 September 2013

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Currently there is limited discussion on the use of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) for organisational or employee learning. Given that MOOCs are being dubbed a game changer in the academic world, Learning Café did some thinking and made this call:

MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. It offers cost effective solutions for organisations with the benefits far outweighing the challenges. L&D/HR need to be proactive in exploring and including MOOCs in learning strategies.

To back this call, Learning Café formed a working group – MOOCs@Work comprising of experienced learning practitioners from leading organisations including Suncorp, QBE, IAG, Red Cross Blood Services, Royal Australasian College of Physicians etc. The working group has been hard at work exploring, developing a framework and methodology for effective deployment for employee learning.

This online webinar presents the work done so far and provides direction for Learning/HR who are considering including MOOCs as an employee development. Webinar covers:

  • A framework to deploy MOOCs for employee learning as part of the learning strategy and design.
  • How NBNCo plans to incorporate MOOCs in their learning strategy and processes.
  • The fours scenarios of how using MOOCs for employee learning will play out.
  • Panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of using MOOCs for employee learning.

Tim Drinkall - General Manager Enterprise Training at NBN Co LimitedMichelle Ockers Learning CafeJohn Forrest Learning Cafe

Jeevan Joshi Learning Cafe Knowledgeworking


  • Tim DrinkallGeneral Manager Enterprise Training at NBNCo Limited – Tim has over 18 years leadership experience in Learning & OD for organisations such as Telstra, AGL and Origin.
  • Michelle Ockers – National Supply Chain Technical Capability Manager at Coca-Cola Amatil – Michelle is an experienced Learning professional, with depth in learning strategy and program development and implementation, project management, stakeholder management and change management.
  • John Forrest –  Director of Extreme Impacts and Allestis. John is a serial entrepreneur recognised for his expertise in scenario planning.
  • Jeevan JoshiFounder – Learning Cafe & Director – Client Solutions Director Upside Learning. Jeevan is an experienced Learning and HR practitioner who is passionate about enhancing the capabilities of Learning professions and the digitisation of the Learning function.

When : 9 October 2013, Wed 12 – 1 pm Sydney TimeRegister here
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About Author

Jeevan Joshi

Jeevan is the Founder & Producer of LearningCafe and HRCafe. Jeevan is an experienced practitioner of technology based learning and collaboration in Australia. For over 18 years he has combined a strategic and “hands on” approach to assist organisations understand, design, deliver and improve technology enabled solutions and processes.His expertise is fuelled by his passion for learning, anticipation of technology trends, and a focus on costs effective solutions.Jeevan has a passion for technology based learning and its ability to achieve bottom line results and social change

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