Online courses for career enhancement, increased job prospects and skills

I am against of any one day/ two seminar, conference claiming enhancing skills and highly "knowledgeable" I am against of the amount charged in lakhs of Rs, by top Tier ! B school in the name of MDP (Management Development Programmes). It benefits those professors as an additional incentive. The true management development education are training those can be learned in the classroom, which can be implemented at the workplace in their responsibilities, those professors and institutes measure its effectiveness and approve it. 

Where does it happen? A senior manager attends a 2 days / 3 days/ 1 week lectures and workshops in a top level institute. They come back to their work, do their routine and nothing changes. I am sorry if I am sounding too much against of this, but this is the reality. I am giving this statement based on my several years of experience and observations. 

If this has to have happened, then why not to opt much higher quality and a very good education available through world's top universities and institutes? Now, Coursera, Futurelearn also allow you to download those lecture videos. transcript and you can read and watch them again and again. You participate in the discussion with hundreds of members, read their comments, you complete assignments and the peer learners also review it. I loved this whole way of flexible learning and without any monetary cost (yes, I need to invest my time, internet and either a tab or laptop or a computer). 

Here is the few MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) you can pursue this week, month and next couple of few months. Yes, if you read this article later on, you can still check as the courses are re-offered on time to time.

If you attend any course, please let me know your feedback.

University of Amsterdam
Begins February 4, 2015
University of Washington
Begins Now
University of Michigan
Begins February 2, 2015
University of Michigan
Begins February 2, 2015
Peking University
Begins Now
University of Oregon
Begins February 9, 2015
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Begins February 2, 2015
Relay Graduate School of Education
Begins Now
University of London
Begins February 2, 2015
Berklee College of Music
Begins February 2, 2015
University of Michigan
Begins February 2, 2015



Course credit: Respective universities and institutes and coursera. com

P.S.: I have enrolled for most of these courses and sure to complete at least 2 of them.

Govind
Mumbai
February 07, 2015

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