Completion Rates Not A Valid Way To Evaluate MOOCS

December 22nd, 2013

MOOC COMPLETION RATES ARE THE WRONG METRIC, argues New America’s Kevin Carey. How these figures are calculated skews them down in comparison to institutional completion rates. More at EdCentral on the potential these courses holds for students. Excerpt below:

These populations are exclusive of one another. That means that nearly 60 percent of the people the New York Times ┬ástudy reported as not finishing the course never tried to finish it in any meaningful way. A quarter of the people in the denominator never even logged on. – See more at: http://www.edcentral.org/pay-attention-supposedly-low-mooc-completion-rates/#sthash.sruXJira.dpuf

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