Which problems could MOOCs solve, and how? - University World News | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

We have big ambitions for education, but there are very large-scale problems standing in our way. How can MOOCs help?

If we look at the current performance of MOOCs we find that most report figures that leave us a long way from solving large-scale problems.

They do attract large enrolment numbers, but these are essentially meaningless. Only half ever begin the course and of those only around 30% are still active in Week 5 (for the London and Edinburgh 2013 MOOCs). That brings the scale down to around 7,000 fully active participants.