Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., Gašević, D., Owers, J., Scott, A.-M., & Woodgate, A.
Proceedings of the Third Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S 2016) , April 25-26, 2016, Edinburgh, UK, Pages 269-272, ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Publication year: 2016

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.

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