Social factors that contribute to attrition in MOOCs

@article{Ros2014SocialFT,
  title={Social factors that contribute to attrition in MOOCs},
  author={Carolyn Penstein Ros{\'e} and Ryan Carlson and Diyi Yang and Miaomiao Wen and Lauren B. Resnick and Pam Goldman and Jennifer Sherer},
  journal={Proceedings of the first ACM conference on Learning @ scale conference},
  year={2014}
}
In this paper, we explore student dropout behavior in a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC). We use a survival model to measure the impact of three social factors that make predictions about attrition along the way for students who have participated in the course discussion forum. 

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