Via the CSMRI blog.
My colleagues and I from HarvardX and MITx research are very pleased to announce the release of 16 working papers and course reports that summarize our research from the first full academic year of courses on edX. We have one multi-course report that summarizes findings across all of the courses. I was the lead author for three papers that extensively explore the first two […]
To a certain extent, the unstated storyline associated with the two most famous MOOC statistics (100,000+ plus enrollments and 95 percent drop-out rates) never made much sense. The implication (certainly by MOOC boosters) was that so many people hitting the enroll button on Udacity’s, Coursera’s or edX’s website translated to tens of thousands of students ready […]
With a few keystrokes, you can register for a HarvardX MOOC on Computer Science, Genomics, Justice, or China. Hundreds of thousands of people have done so, and in a report that we and our coauthors released this week, we show that only about 5 percent of these registrants go on to earn a certificate of completion these courses. We could […]
What is a MOOC? A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education. Although early […]
3rdED is an initiative, a thinktank and a collective that aims to better education for people less economically developed countries, by using technology, innovation and research. Formerly known as Third World Education, we strive to do so via a number of projects, such as scholarships. Today’s landscape has seen a revolution in which technology and […]