MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’

Mooc completion rates ‘below 7%’ | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Open online courses’ cohort much less massive at finish line

 

The average completion rate for massive open online courses is less than 7 per cent, according to data compiled by an Open University doctoral student as part of her own Mooc studies.

Katy Jordan, whose PhD research focuses on online academic social networks, took time out from her doctorate to gather information on the number of people completing a range of free web-based courses. So far, she has tracked down information on the percentage of students completing 29 Moocs.


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How to Finish a MOOC

How to Finish a MOOC | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Dr. Jonathan Rees, a history professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo American, spent his sabbatical participating in a MOOC via Coursera. He believes that working underneath a more authoritative presence is key to the MOOC's ultimate survival.

 

"More individual attention would greatly improve completion rates," he says. "Regular online courses at least have a living, breathing professor on the other end of the computer screen whose job it is to help students succeed."

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