Barriers to Taking Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

@article{Semenova2016BarriersTT,
  title={Barriers to Taking Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)},
  author={Tatiana Semenova and L. M. Rudakova},
  journal={Russian Education \& Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={58},
  pages={228 - 245}
}
Researchers of the traditional higher education system identify a number of factors affecting admission to a university (barriers to entry) and factors of its successful completion (barriers to exit). Massive open online courses (MOOCs), available to any Internet user, remove barriers to entry because anyone can study there. But do all students have an equal chance of successful completion of the online course? Do the same barriers to exit exist for MOOCs? Binary logistic regression was used to… 
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