MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important

Matthew LeBar, Sept 22, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It's old news in a recent article, but I've had a few people mention this article to me over the last few days: "data suggest that most of the students taking these courses are not doing it for a degree:  a survey of 35,000 MOOC students found that 79 to 86 percent of students already have a college degree  (the percentages vary from country to country). Many of the students took MOOCs to help them in their current job or in getting a new one, while only 13% took it to work towards a degree."

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