Learning from MOOC mistakes, one click at a time

Online education is getting a thorough review–one click at a time for 6.9 million clicks.


There are reams of data telling educators how students learn best online, what to avoid in designing a web-based course, and what needs to be done before students are consistently engaged. Perhaps none of that data is more detailed than the information analyzed in edX’s release of how 100,000 online students viewed course videos in its massive open online courses (MOOCs).

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) examined the viewing habits of those edX students in what amounted to a second-by-second look at when the online content was most engaging, as first mentioned in MIT News.…Read More