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1. Open Educational Resources are customizable MOOCs-like pre-university level courses which offer education and training at all levels throughout the world, Read more and feel free to join Management Class Global Group.

2. Learning Centres  using Management Class' customizable pubic programmes, courses and modules introduce, publish and share our institutional and organizational partners' degree or higher vocational qualifications level programmes and courses to international clients for online and/or campus-based delivery.

Study in Cuba

You can study abroad in Cuba in many different places. One of Cuba’s newer provinces, Artemesia, was created in 2010. This province offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the flora and fauna of Cuba's inland mountain forests. One of Artemesia’s gems is Sierra del Rosarios biosphere reserve which was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1985. More than 5,500 people live in the biosphere reserve, mainly working in handicrafts, agriculture, cattle raising and reforestation.

Boxing in Cuba

While many people want to study abroad in Cuba, many might be interested in those already studying there; as in what the locals are studying and what their daily lives are like. Some may not know but in Cuba they study sport. Cuba is known for its passion for baseball, but did you know that boxing is also very popular?

In 1959 Fidel Castro banned professional boxing because he wanted to prevent the exploitation of corruption inherent in this activity. In fact, all sports are banned from professional competition, but amateur leagues are allowed. While the nation’s athletes would excel in international boxing awards such as the Olympics; 32 of Cuba’s 65 Olympic gold medals come from boxing, these athletes would have to defect if they wanted to cash in on their talents. In 2013, the ban was lifted from boxing to allow professional boxers join the World Series of Boxing. This means that fighters receive a modest salary and still keep their “amateur” status so that they are able to compete in the Olympics. The ban has not been lifted on any other sport to date.

Here in the United States there are many schools that offer study abroad programs but very few that offer study abroad in Cuba. The training and coaching for every type of school is different and the same is true for schools in Cuba.

A reason for Cuba’s success in boxing may be the contributions of previous champions. Generally speaking, today’s Cuban champions are tomorrow’s trainers, able to pass on their years of experience to younger generations. In Cuba, boxing trainers are also required to have an academic degree that involves 7 years of schooling. The boxers receive world-class training and are well educated. Another reason that Cuba has such well trained athletes is because of the government’s ability to identify and cultivate talent at a young age.

The National Institute of Sport, Physical Education, and Recreation (INDER) was created in 1961 to coordinate national sport and physical education. The INDER created many programs, including the National Institute for Sports Medicine, the National Coaches program, and the National Physical Education Institute. The INDER also created the Escuelas de Iniciacion Deportiva (EIDE) which is implemented in the primary and secondary education system to prepare the youth for sports achievement. Many of the students who excel at a certain sport compete in the Cuban summer Olympics where EIDE scouts the talent and recruits them to a specialized school that caters to just their sport. All nationals have the right to participate in sport for the purposes of recreation, health or high ranked performance; and to education, health and employment. Cuban sport remains grounded in revolutionary values; ones that teach and instill nationalism, honor and respect for their country. PE and sport are integrated and its delivery is closely articulated with health, education, community development, and political and cultural approaches.

If you ever get the chance to study abroad in Cuba just realize that there are students there studying, whether it be music, dance, literature or even sport and they are hoping to get their own chance at studying abroad.

List of Universities in Cuba

Universidad de La Habana
University of Havana

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Cuban Education

Published on 17 Jul 2014

The creator of this video is a graduate student at Oregon State University who has spent several months studying the Cuban education system. The above video contains photos and video taken during a trip to Cuba in June of 2014.

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ALISON: Transforming Global Online Learning

Published on 28 Oct 2013

2013 WISE Awards winner ALISON is transforming global online learning through its free interactive multimedia basic education and workplace skills training courses with certification. ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise and one of the world's most popular free learning websites providing over 500 courses to two million registered learners across every country. 

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Published on 23 Sep 2013

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Alison Pre-university Certificates and Diploma Courses

Published on 5 Feb 2013

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Starting a new course can be daunting as we can often doubt our ability and skills in learning. Fortunately, learning can be improved by the development of new personal study skills and practices. This free online course gives you the opportunity to understand how to learn effectively, teaches the fundamental skills necessary to improve your learning and performance and helps you to achieve both academic and personal success. The topics covered include key skills in learning, good academic practise and how to find information. You will also focus on developing your reading and thinking skills which are vital in any course of study. This course is ideal for preparing prospective students for life as a student and for life-long learners working in businesses and organisations.

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MOOCs: Expanding the Scope of Organizational Learning Infographic

MOOCs: Expanding the Scope of Organizational Learning Infographic

During the past half-decade, massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) have brought significant upheaval to the world of academia, while extending educational opportunities to students who might never gain access to university classes by traditional means. The affordability (often free), flexibility, and collaborative aspects of these electronically delivered learning options have driven the popularity and expansive growth of MOOCs as an alternative in higher education. Now the disruptive approach is knocking on the doors of corporate learning functions.

On a most basic level, MOOCs provide an inexpensive means of expanding learning opportunities. For organizations challenged to deliver consistent learning to workforces increasingly spread over vast geographies, MOOCs offer a welcome departure from travelintensive and costly instructor-led training. Enhancing access to e-learning, and adding to leadership and high-potential employee development are a few of the additional anticipated benefits associated with MOOC use by organizational learning functions.

The Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) collaborated on MOOCs: Expanding the Scope of Organizational Learning research report designed to explore the current—and anticipated—use of MOOCs in the business world. This Study explores some of the most compelling questions about MOOCs and the promise (and challenges) they hold for organizational learning function, which include:

  • Are companies leveraging MOOCs for employee learning? Are they doing so effectively?
  • How are learning professionals becoming informed about this new approach?
  • Do organizations actively encourage their employees to participate in MOOCs?
  • Are MOOCs a passing fad in organizational learning, or are they on the brink of significant growth?
  • Will the poor completion rates plaguing MOOCs in higher education hobble corporate learning?

ATD and i4cp found professionals worldwide voicing similar enthusiasm—a clear signal that the learning function is eager to explore the contributions MOOCs can make in the corporate environment.

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