Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The main work done in this paper is the selection of "nine features that are the most correlated with learner ‘dropout related to discussion forum and clickstream data." The use of a neural network, rather than algoritms based on these factors, results in what the authors call performance that is "more stable than the others." They measure not just the number but also the tone of social media postings around the MOOC.  

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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