It is my pleasure to announce that our paper
Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., Gašević, D., Owers, J., Scott, A.-M., Woodgate, A.: “Profiling of MOOC Course Returners: How Does Student Behavior Change Between Two Course Enrollments?”
got accepted as the Work-in-progress paper at 2016 Learning@Scale conference.! The preprint is available for download here.
Abstract Massive Open Online Courses represent a fertile ground for examining student behavior. However, due to their openness MOOC attract a diverse body of students, for the most part, unknown to the course instructors. However, a certain number of students enroll in the same course multiple times, and there are records of their previous learning activities which might provide some useful information to course organizers before the start of the course. In this study, we examined how student behavior changes between subsequent course offerings. We identified profiles of returning students and also interesting changes in their behavior between two enrollments to the same course. Results and their implications are further discussed.
Keywords: MOOCs; Clustering; Learning Analytics; Student Behavior; Self-regulated learning; Educational technology use;