Enjoy the warm spring weather this weekend by grabbing a lawn chair and reading these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of May 12.

1. Four Levels of Measurement Creator Don Kirkpatrick Dies: The industry pioneer’s work reshaped how learning and development is evaluated. Chief Learning Officer editor Mike Prokopeak has the story.

2. Define Success to Create Accountability: Organizations that think millennials refuse to be accountable for their work need to shift the definition of the term away from taking the blame and do a better job of defining desired results. Ask A Gen Y blogger Ladan Nikravan has more.

3. ATSD Reboots With New Name and Logo: The American Society for Training and Development president and CEO announced a new name, logo and initiatives in the association's future. Editor Kate Everson has the story.

4. Making a Case for Angry Bosses: Anger can be an effective emotion for leadership if used correctly. Editor Eric Short has more.

5. We’re Learning — Are You Listening?: Different people have different listening styles, and it can affect how they absorb information. To maximize learning efforts, facilitators may have to adapt to multiple listening styles. Rebecca Ripley and Kittie W. Watson have the story.

On Another Note …

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are a big topic of debate among learning and development practitioners. The medium allowing large volumes of individuals to take courses traditionally offered to an exclusive few in colleges and universities across the country online has sparked the idea that, with some improvements, MOOCs have the potential to disrupt higher education.

This is because, for many, the system has become the answer for companies that say colleges are not adequately preparing graduates to enter the workforce. Meantime, students overburdened with college debt are having a tough time finding a job upon graduation, furthering the debate that higher education is due for a rethink.

But according to a panel of experts featured in The Wall Street Journal earlier this week, MOOCs, even at their best, may not be the answer to replace higher education. Part of the problem with MOOCs, experts say, is that the learning experience is largely impersonal.

MOOCs also don’t successfully tap the desire of young people who not only view college as a place to learn but as a place to socially develop and make lasting connections and relationships.

One area the experts agree MOOCs do have a place: corporate learning and continuing adult education.

 Read more about what they had to say here


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