Attrition in MOOC: Lessons Learned from Drop-Out Students
|dc.contributor.author||Hernandez Rizzardini, R.|
|dc.contributor.editor||Lorna Uden, Jane Sinclair, Yu-Hui Toa, and Dario Liberona|
|dc.identifier.citation||Guetl, 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.|
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.subject||Massive Open Online Course|
|dc.title||Attrition in MOOC: Lessons Learned from Drop-Out Students|
|dcterms.source.title||Learning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data: Communications in Computer and Information Science|
|dcterms.source.series||Learning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data: Communications in Computer and Information Science|
|dcterms.source.conference||Third International Workshop of Learning Technology for Education in Cloud|
|dcterms.source.conference-start-date||Sep 2 2014|
Paper presented at Third International Workshop, LTEC 2014, Santiago, Chile, September 2-5, 2014.
|curtin.department||School of Information Systems|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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