Owning Your Massive Numbers

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

4 December 2012

A post by Alan Levine about the «dropout» of MOOCs and his own experience:


«The use of the term”dropout” in an open course is a signal of a major lack of understanding of open learning.» (Alan Levine)

But allow me to ponder some numbers just shared for the Coursera Social Network Analysis class.

Some participation stats: 61,285 students registered, 25,151 watched at least one video, 15,391 tried at least one in-video quiz, 6,919 submitted at least one assignment, 2,417 took the final exam. 1303 earned the regular certificate. Of the 145 students submitting a final project, 107 earned the programming (i.e. ‘with distinction’) version of the certificate.


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