Early Analysis Shows MOOCs Struggle With Engagement

Mirabel Shanny, Oct 22, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to this article, "Although Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are fast becoming a popular option for students worldwide, the medium faces several challenges along the way to realizing its full potential. According to completion statistics, more than 90 percent of students who enroll in a MOOC drop out, as many feel isolated, disengaged or just lose interest." That's why the creation of a network is so important when creating a MOOC. You can't hold everyone's hand - but they can hold each other's.

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