A MOOC Mystery: Where Do Online Students Go?

A MOOC Mystery: Where Do Online Students Go?
The New Yorker. February 28, 2014
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/02/a-mooc-mystery-where-do-online-students-go.html

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
http://www.gse.upenn.edu/pressroom/press-releases/2013/12/penn-gse-study-shows-moocs-have-relatively-few-active-users-only-few-persisti

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:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/us/after-setbacks-online-courses-are-rethought.html

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