Deconstructing disengagement: analyzing learner subpopulations in massive open online courses

  title={Deconstructing disengagement: analyzing learner subpopulations in massive open online courses},
  author={Ren{\'e} F. Kizilcec and Chris Piech and Emily Schneider},
As MOOCs grow in popularity, the relatively low completion rates of learners has been a central criticism. This focus on completion rates, however, reflects a monolithic view of disengagement that does not allow MOOC designers to target interventions or develop adaptive course features for particular subpopulations of learners. To address this, we present a simple, scalable, and informative classification method that identifies a small number of longitudinal engagement trajectories in MOOCs… CONTINUE READING
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