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Studying Learning in the Worldwide Classroom Research into edX's First MOOC
Breslow, Lori · Pritchard, David E. · DeBoer, Jennifer · Stump, Glenda S. · Ho, Andrew D. · Seaton, Daniel T.

Published2013
JournalResearch & Practice in Assessment
Volume 8, Pages 13-25
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
"Circuits and Electronics" (6.002x), which began in March 2012, was the first MOOC developed by edX, the consortium led by MIT and Harvard. Over 155,000 students initially registered for 6.002x, which was composed of video lectures, interactive problems, online laboratories, and a discussion forum. As the course ended in June 2012, researchers began to analyze the rich sources of data it generated. This article describes both the first stage of this research, which examined the students' use of resources by time spent on each, and a second stage that is producing an in-depth picture of who the 6.002x students were, how their own background and capabilities related to their achievement and persistence, and how their interactions with 6.002x's curricular and pedagogical components contributed to their level of success in the course.

Keywords online courses · electronics · video technology · lecture method · participative decision making · interaction · computer mediated communication · asynchronous communication · group discussion · college students · educational background · academic ability · academic achievement · academic persistence · curriculum design · college instruction · large group instruction · time on task · demography

Published atMassachusetts
LanguageEnglish
ISSN2161-4210
RefereedYes
URLhttps://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1062850
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