From The Stanford Daily:
Despite low completion rates, student isolation and imbalanced demographics, leaders in the field of online learning feel confident that the availability of user data will lead to significant improvements in the future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Stanford’s Andreas Paepcke, professor of computer science, works with user-generated data gathered from Stanford’s MOOCs. He has access to all records of student interactions with online courses, down to actions such as pausing videos, submitting homework assignments, posting on forums and more.
“We really haven’t scratched the surface of what could be done,” Paepcke said.
But Paepcke and his team have a long road ahead of them as they work to solve a myriad of problems related to MOOCs.
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