RESOURCE: Study: Massive Online Courses Enroll An Average Of 43,000 Students, 10% Completion
Massively Open Online Courses are becoming more mainstream, as more top-tier universities give the public access to their courses. A new study demonstrates continued wide-spread popularity with part-time students looking to substitute otherwise cat-video-filled downtime with ivy league lectures.
Examining public data from 279 courses from the most popular MOOC providers Udacity, Coursera, edX, researcher Katy Jordan finds that the average course enrolls about 43,000 students. About 6.5% of those stick around ’til the end. When looking at the number of students who engaged at least a little bit with course materials, the number of completion jumps to 9.8%.