Examining the Relations among Student Motivation , Engagement , and Retention in a MOOC : A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Students who are enrolled in MOOCs tend to have different motivational patterns than fee-paying college students. A majority of MOOC students demonstrate characteristics akin more to "tourists" than formal learners. As a consequence, MOOC students’ completion rate is usually very low. The current study examines the relations among student motivation… CONTINUE READING