Cultural Relevance in MOOCs: Asking About Socioeconomic Context

  title={Cultural Relevance in MOOCs: Asking About Socioeconomic Context},
  author={Anna Kasunic and Jessica Hammer and Amy E. Ogan},
  journal={Proceedings of the Second (2015) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale},
Existing datasets tell us only a partial story about the contextual factors that impact learners in Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). Information about race/ethnicity, education, and income helps us understand socioeconomic status, but such data is notoriously difficult to collect in an international context. Extant MOOC studies have not paid due attention to socioeconomic variables; they have either taken a U.S.-centric approach, ignored important country-specific dimensions of variables… Expand
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