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New Study Says MOOCs Have Few Active Users

A new study from the Alliance for HigherEducation & Democracy at University ofPennsylvania Graduate School of Educationreveals some interesting findings related toMOOCs.
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A new study from the Alliance for Higher Education & Democracy at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education reveals some interesting findings related to MOOCs. These emerging findings include:

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•„„ MOOC course completion rates are low, averaging 4% across all courses and ranging from 2% to 14% depending on the course and measurement of completion.

•„„ Across the 16 courses, completion rates are somewhat higher, on average, for courses with lower workloads for students and fewer homework assignments (about 6% versus 2.5%).

•„„ The total number of individuals accessing a course varied considerably across courses, ranging from more than 110,000 for “Introduction to Operations Management” to about 13,000 for “Rationing and Allocating Scarce Medical Resources.”

„„• Across all courses, about half of those who registered viewed at least one lecture within their selected course.

For more information about the study, go to www.gse.upenn.edu

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