Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today released a series of working papers based on 17 online courses offered on the edX platform.
We found students in the courses who engaged with every single piece of the courseware, students who only read text or viewed videos, students who only took assessments or completed problem sets, and students representing nearly every possible combination of these behaviors,” said Chuang. “Experimentation is part of the learning process.”
“This isn’t just about MOOCs,” said Ho. “This is about the democratization of learning: Learners are in control. We are at the beginning of an exciting effort to understand how people learn and how to educate well and effectively at scale.”