Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data2017-01-13,
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Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data

If you were to describe the typical Harvard or MIT MOOC participant, he (yes, not she) would come from outside of the United States, be in his 20s, hold a bachelor-level degree and register for the course with the intention of getting certified. But that hardly tells the whole story. Two of the brains behind the institutions’ edX programs have released results of a joint research project that mined the data generated through four years of MOOC activity.

Isaac Chuang, senior associate dean of digital learning, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and professor of physics at MIT, and Andrew Ho, chair of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) Research Committee and a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, examined 2.3 billion events logged online by 4.5 million participants to produce the highly readable “HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses.”

The research project builds on previous benchmark reports that covered the first two years of MOOCs (2014 and 2015) launched on edX, a nonprofit learning platform launched by the two institutions. The latest survey, encompassing fall 2012 through summer 2016, covers 290 courses offered by Harvard and MIT, which generated 28 million “participant hours.”


The full report is openly available on Elsevier’s SSRN website here.

By Dian Schaffhauser

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