Using MOOCs for Developmental Education
Montana State University Billings
Problem: Students Are Entering Higher Ed
Some Issues Related
to Dev Ed
35% to 40% of entering
freshmen are placed into
Remedial Courses (Bettinger,
Boatman, & Long, 2013).
Issues of Cost
Solution: Require Minimum Scores For Initial
The less time in Dev Ed —> More likely to
complete (Bettinger et al, 2013; Edgecombe,
Acceleration (Edgecombe, 2011)
“Summer Bridge/Learning Communities”
(Bettinger et al, 2013)
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Students Referred to Developmental Education”. CCR Working Paper No.
30. Community College Research Center: Teachers College, Columbia
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Integrating, and Understanding OERs”. 2013 WCET Annual Meeting,
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