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MOOCs are a new educational learning paradigm. Explore how to use MOOCs effectively and keep up with the latest MOOC news! - The University of Melbourne offer a range of MOOCs, check out out courses --> https://www.coursera.org/unimelb
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Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates

Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
A study has found paying a small fee makes students in online courses more diligent.
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Thousands sign up for free online courses, but few complete

Thousands sign up for free online courses, but few complete | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

While Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted millions of viewers and been heralded as a potential way to address skyrocketing tuition, very few of their viewers - 4 percent on average - actually complete the courses, according to the latest study by researchers in Penn's Graduate School of Education"

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How two-thirds of my students never showed up, but half of them passed

How two-thirds of my students never showed up, but half of them passed | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"...It’s also a factor that, as recently noted in the New York Times, signing up for a MOOC “takes less time than signing up for an iTunes account,” and that it then takes even less time simply to disappear from a crowd of 55,000..."

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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:36 PM

Having just failed my third MOOC by  not showing up, I'm interested in how my experience reflects that of other parts of "the denominator". It does seem like teaching MOOCS is even more dispiriting than teaching face-to-face classes where three quarters of the students never show up in person after the first assignment is handed in. ON the one hand, its encouraging that my online support materials allow most of these students to pass without checking in on me in person; on the other hand a lot of the wisdom I have to offer as a teacher only appears live in class. 

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New study of low MOOC completion rates

New study of low MOOC completion rates | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

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


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:33 PM

Some down to earth reading about completion rates for MOOCs

Carolina Adriana's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:02 PM

Para tener en cuenta los Mooc y sus porcentajes.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:45 AM

"The average completion rate for the 17 automatically marked  MOOCs courses was 7.7 percent, while for the 11 that involved some degree of peer assessment, the figure was 4.8 percent. 

Generally speaking, for most of the courses, completion rate is defined as people who earned a certificate -- the people you could deem to have passed the course...."