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Jordan, K. (2015) Trends in MOOC completion rates: The story so far! Futurelearn Academic Network meeting, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 15th June 2015.

Jordan, K. (2015) Trends in MOOC completion rates: The story so far! Futurelearn Academic Network meeting, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 15th June 2015.

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Futurelearn Academic Network presentation

  1. 1. Trends in MOOC completion rates : The story so far! Katy Jordan The Open University @katy_jordan Futurelearn Analytics Network Meeting 14th June 2015
  2. 2. Overview 1. How it began 2. Key results 3. Demonstration
  3. 3. J F M A M J J A S O N D Started blogging at http://moocmoocher.wordpress.com CS101 HCI Internet History, Technology & Security Networked Life Securing Digital Democracy Social Network Analysis 2012: Getting into MOOCs Completed MOOCs Blogging Press Research
  4. 4. J F M A M J J A S O N D Blogged about final project Picked up by Phil Hill CNN Money Magazine Universities UK report Private Eye Times Higher Education MRI invite Art & Inquiry Introduction to Communication Science Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative UX for the web Big Data for Better Performance Early Childhood Education 2013: MOOC project goes global Completed MOOCs Blogging Press Research MRI project Social & Economic Networks E-learning & Digital Cultures Infographics & Visualisation
  5. 5. 2014 onwards: Research findings and future directions • Data collection ongoing • Three papers: 1. Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), 133-160 (2014). 2. Exploring co-studied massive open online course subjects via social network analysis. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning 9(8), 38-41 (2014). 3. Massive Open Online Course completion rates revisited: Assessment, length and attrition. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (in press).
  6. 6. Key results: IRRODL 2014 • Data collected from 02/2013 to 07/2013 • Enrolment n = 91, completion n = 42. • How massive is massive? 43,000 • What is the average completion rate? 6.5% • Enrolments decreasing over time. • No correlation between university ranking or enrolment and completion rate; negative correlation with course length.
  7. 7. Key results: IRRODL 2015 • Data collection continued to 11/2013 • Enrolment n = 221, completion n = 129. • Total enrolment continuing to decrease over time • Completion increasing over time • Completion negatively correlates with course length • Peer assessed courses have lower completion rates
  8. 8. Key results: IRRODL 2015
  9. 9. Key results: IRRODL 2015
  10. 10. Current picture
  11. 11. Future directions 1. Considering different definitions of completion 2. Developing model of course design factors 3. Demographic factors and social impact -> All depend on availability and collation of data
  12. 12. http://www.katyjordan.com/MOO Cproject.html
  13. 13. Thank-you for listening katy.jordan [at] open.ac.uk @katy_jordan http://moocmoocher.wordpress.com

Editor's Notes

  • Multiple regression of factors from paper 1 plus categorisation according to assessment type
  • 218 as of 12th June
    Average size = 25000
    Average completion rate = 15%
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