London School of Marketing introduces the concept of LAPs in a ‘post-MOOC’ era on The Huffington Post

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London School of Marketing tackle the latest buzzwords of MOOCs, SPOCs and LAPs and discuss how these trends can impact education anywhere in the world.

COO/CFO London School of Marketing
Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to MOOCs, another new acronym has hit the streets.

London School of Marketing, a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has been featured on The Huffington Post addressing the fast rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) and Local Access Points (LAPs).

“Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to MOOCs, another new acronym has hit the streets,” writes Anton Dominique, COO/CFO of London School of Marketing. “Like MOOCs, SPOCs also develop online programmes and professor-led tutorials and make them available for free online to large bodies of students - but on a smaller scale.”

According to Dominique, it is no surprise that MOOCs and SPOCs are on the rise, as mass education addresses the fundamental requirement for any successful business leader: collaboration. In essence, education is the process, technology is the tool and collaboration is the ultimate goal. Both MOOCs and SPOCs successfully bring all three of these elements together.

“In my opinion, the common denominator for both is yet another acronym, LAPs,” explains Dominique. “With IT-driven education as one of our core competencies at London School of Marketing, and considering that international students are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain a visa to travel to the UK to study, we have set up LAPs around the world to allow us to take our qualifications to students instead of expecting them to travel to the UK.”

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London School of Marketing delivers accredited marketing and business qualifications, and offers courses from recognised professional bodies such as CIM, ABP and CAM, BA (Hons) Marketing, MA Marketing and Innovation, and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University. Based in Central London, it is a QAA approved institution and holds Highly Trusted Status with the UKBA. The school also has offices in Sri Lanka, a network of Local Access Points (LAPs) and online programmes of learning. Courses are run over a broad range of study modes. Further details are available at:

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