While MOOCs offer educational data at a new scale, many educators have been alarmed by their high dropout rates. Learners join a course with some motivation to persist for some or all of the course, but various factors, such as attrition or lack of satisfaction, can lead them to disengage or totally drop out. Educational interventions targeting such risk… (More)
Attrition in online learning is generally higher than in traditional settings, especially in large-scale online learning environments. A systematic analysis of individual differences in attrition and performance in 20 massive open online courses (<i>N</i> > 67,000) revealed a geographic achievement gap and a gender achievement gap. Online learners in… (More)
In this paper we present an open access large scale analytics platform that helps researchers analyze MOOC data from multiple platforms with out the need to share the data. It allows researchers to share scripts/effort, compare results and attempts to engage the community to achieve shared educational science goals. The platform utilizes some well known… (More)
(edX) for their contributions in refining the schema. This work has also been supported by a number of UROPs at MIT.