Learning in an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including an On-Campus Class

Kimberly F Colvin, John Champaign, Alwina Liu, Qian Zhou, Colin Fredericks, David E Pritchard, , Web Courseworks, Oct 01, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Ouch: "In spite of the extra instruction that the on-campus students had," reports this study, there is "no evidence of positive, weekly relative improvement of our on-campus students compared with our online students." So, according to this study, MOOC students learn just as well as in-class students. Which raises the question of why, exactly, we would force students to go through the unnecessary time and expense of in-class participation.

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