Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A review of a Harvard/MIT research paper on edX MOOCs

Ho, A. et al. (2014) HarvardX and MITx: The First Year of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2013 (HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1), January 21 This 32 page report provides a range of data and statistics about the first 17 MOOCs offered through edX by MIT and Harvard. Methodology MOOCs raise a number of interesting challenges when doing research, such as measuring participation, and defining success. In any interpretation of the results, these methodological challenges need to be considered. The researchers identified the following challenges: -

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