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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent
Source: EDUCAUSE

Key Takeaways

  • MOOC critics are concerned about low overall completion rates, but these rates are typically evaluated without accounting for student intentions.
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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent

By Justin Reich

The signature critique of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is that they have low certification rates. From the first mega-courses offered at Stanford and MIT, commentators have observed that a relatively low percentages of students who ever register for a course go on to earn a certificate. 414 more words

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