[caption id="attachment_55952" align="alignleft" width="150"] Many students complained about interaction with MOOC peers.[/caption]

Massive open online course (MOOC) completion rates hover around 7 percent worldwide, and beyond stringing criticism from MOOC skeptics in higher education, there’s not much documentation for why so few students complete the classes.

Open Culture, a website documenting the growth of MOOCs, recently published a list of the most common reasons for dropping out of MOOCs before the courses were finished, revealing a few telling tidbits about potential shortcomings for MOOC providers.

Katy Jordan, an Open University doctoral...

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