A Sense of Belonging

Posted: January 23, 2017 in Moodle MOOC posts

«Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.»- https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/20/study-finds-simple-interventions-can-help-certain-online-learners-persist

«The study, “Closing Global Achievement Gaps in MOOCs: Brief Interventions Address Social Identity Threat at Scale,” doesn’t focus on the structural challenges that keep those learners from finishing massive open online courses, such as insufficient English language skills or internet access. Instead it looks at what MOOC designers and instructors can do to create an environment in an online course that tells learners they are able to do well regardless of their background.»

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