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Brian.Dean
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7/4/2015 | 10:02:22 PM
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@Gary that is a great point. Another aspect of MOOCs that could create a disappointment for some individuals is its transferability. If an individual gains knowledge from MOOCs, let's say credits that are at an equal level to an honors degree, they should be able to take admission in a traditional university for a master's program.

This short coming might not apply to all MOOCs, as an initial scan of edX has revealed a MOOC for ACCA -- credits that are once gained through ACCA exams will be acceptable that many universities.
Gary_EL
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7/4/2015 | 1:49:41 PM
Re: Motivation to Continue
One thing this analysis misses is that there are generally no prerequisites to registering for MOOCs. There is usually nothing to stop someone who doesn't understand algebra from taking an online course in calculus. That, I would say, is an excellent predictor of an individual not successfully completing a course.
Li Tan
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7/3/2015 | 10:33:57 AM
Re: Motivation to Continue
It's a dilemma indeed. Furthermore, for online learning, it's really hard to persevere until the end. People get stopout pretty easily.
Brian.Dean
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7/3/2015 | 12:42:00 AM
Motivation to Continue
If an individual has completed between 20 to 80 percent of their degree courses then, the provider should constantly remind the individual that a lot of ground has been covered and it should not be let to waste by stopout.

Most probably, if surveys are ignored at a higher rate by potential stopouts then, communication emails might already be in the spam folder. It's a paradox.


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