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dc.contributor.authorGuetl, Christian
dc.contributor.authorHernandez Rizzardini, R.
dc.contributor.authorChang, V.
dc.contributor.authorMorales, M.
dc.contributor.editorLorna Uden, Jane Sinclair, Yu-Hui Toa, and Dario Liberona
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:25:50Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:25:50Z
dc.date.created2015-05-18T01:59:40Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationGuetl, C. and Hernandez Rizzardini, R. and Chang, V. and Morales, M. 2014. Attrition in MOOC: Lessons Learned from Drop-Out Students, in L. Uden, J. Sinclair, Y. Toa, and D. Liberona (ed), Learning Technology for Education in Cloud: MOOC and Big Data. Zurich: Springer.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/2743
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-10671-7_4
dc.description.abstract

Despite the popularity of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), recent studies have found that completion rates are low with some reported to be significantly lower than 10%. The low retention and completion rates are major concerns for educators and institutions. This paper investigates motivations for enrolling in a MOOC on the topic of ‘e-learning’ and discusses reasons for the attrition rates during the course. A survey of 134 students who had not completed the MOOC reveals that only 22% of the students had intended to complete the MOOC but was unable to due to various factors including academic and personal reasons. A big majority of the students indicated that changes in their job, insufficient time, difficulty with the subject matter and unchallenging activities are some of the reasons for the drop-out.

dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.urihttp://link.library.curtin.edu.au/p?pid=CUR_ALMA51126605410001951
dc.subjectCompletion Rate
dc.subjectAttrition Rate
dc.subjectRetention Rate
dc.subjectMassive Open Online Course
dc.titleAttrition in MOOC: Lessons Learned from Drop-Out Students
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.startPage37
dcterms.source.endPage48
dcterms.source.titleLearning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data: Communications in Computer and Information Science
dcterms.source.seriesLearning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data: Communications in Computer and Information Science
dcterms.source.isbn978-3-319-10670-0
dcterms.source.conferenceThird International Workshop of Learning Technology for Education in Cloud
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateSep 2 2014
dcterms.source.conferencelocationSantiago, Chile
dcterms.source.placeSwitzerland
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Paper presented at Third International Workshop, LTEC 2014, Santiago, Chile, September 2-5, 2014.

curtin.departmentSchool of Information Systems
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