A MOOC Mystery: Where Do Online Students Go?
The New Yorker. February 28, 2014
An average of only 4 % of registered users finished their MOOCs in a recent University of Pennsylvania study:
Penn GSE Study Shows MOOCs Have Relatively Few Active Users, With Only a Few Persisting to Course End
December 5, 2013
a celebrated partnership between San Jose State and Udacity, the company co-founded by Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor turned MOOC magnate , also failed, when students in the online pilot courses consistently fared worse than their counterparts in the equivalent courses on campus: