Key TakeawaysMOOC critics are concerned about low overall completion rates, but these rates are typically evaluated without accounting for student intentions.This study, based on survey and log data from nine HarvardX courses, investigates how completion and attrition rates differ based on students' self-reported intentions about course participation.The study found that, on average among survey respondents, 22 percent of students who intended to completea course earned a certificate, compared with 6 percent of students who intended to browse a course.Efforts to personalize MOOCs based on self-reported intentions should be conducted with care: many students who do not intend to complete a MOOC do so, and most who do intend to complete a MOOC are not successful.
The Open University are pleased to announce 2014's Innovating Pedagogy report, the third innovation report in its series released by The OU. Download the 2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report The annual Innovating Pedagogy report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.
Badging in higher ed is one of those topics where my understanding falls short of my curiosity. It is for this reason that I asked my colleagues Mike Goudzwaard and Michael Evans if they would be willing to write a guest post on some of the issues around badging that our IHE community should be discussing.
Accurate self-assessment requires multiple opportunities to practice within courses and across them. Because the most important goal isn’t agreement between teacher and student assessments. The ultimate goal is for students to make accurate judgments on their own
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An economist will tell you that private goods are both excludable and rival. Public goods, on the other hand, are both non-excludable and non-rival. If our economist had a third and forth hand, he'd tell you that natural monopolies are goods that are excludable but not rival; and, that common resources are not excludable, but they are rival.