The “Rule of Thirds” in MOOCs

The “Rule of Thirds” in MOOCs

by: Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christiensen, Ezekiel J. Emanuel (The Atlantic) Out of all the students who enroll in a MOOC, only about 5 percent complete the course and receive a certificate of accomplishment. This statistic is often cited as evidence that MOOCs are...
Analytics ‘helps engage students’

Analytics ‘helps engage students’

Universities have always tracked data through the analysis of grades. The trouble is by the time the student has taken the exam and received the grade it is too late to utilise the data and make an intervention if they have been struggling. When used well, student...