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6 research findings about MOOCs

July 10, 2014


Recent articles about research on MOOCs suggest the following:

  1. Less likely to finish: students who are isolated, poor, or enamored of the university offering the course.
  2. Coaching MOOC students to have a healthier mindset about learning may not be helpful.
  3. With with the right incentives, MOOCs can help prepare at-risk students for college.
  4. MOOC discussion forums are beneficial to the few students who use them.
  5. The jury is still out on whether MOOCs help underprivileged learners become upwardly mobile.
  6. Labeling those who fail to complete “dropouts” misses key distinctions and does not acknowledge student goals.

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