The University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of a movement to experiment with free open online courses, but the undertaking, as its own researchers are finding out, has yielded mixed results.

[caption id="attachment_60019" align="alignleft" width="150"]massive-open-online-course-mooc Professors were surprised by the low MOOC completion rates.[/caption]

While massive open online courses (MOOCs) have attracted millions of viewers and been heralded as a potential way to address skyrocketing tuition, very few of their viewers - 4 percent on average - actually complete the courses, according to the latest study by researchers in Penn's Graduate School...

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