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Latest News: The performance of MOOC according to a MIT and Harvard report

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MIT and Harvard has researched the performance of their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) from 2012 to 2014. Data from totally 68 courses, 1.7 million participants, 10 million participant-hours, and 1.1 billion logged events are the source of the report. Some of the key findings were that in general at the start of the course approximately 57% was aiming to get a certificate, while 24% reached the goal. The respondents in the initial survey that did not aim for certificate 8% still earned one. Moreover, certification rates are high among those who pay $25-$250 to “ID-verify” their certificates. Source: Report HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses – Fall 2012-Summer 2014

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