Analyzing Student Engagement and Retention in Georgetown's First MOOC: Globalization's Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have opened new doors for students around the world to access higher education courses. However, the opportunities that come MOOCs also come with its own set of challenges: student retention rates and participation rates are incredibly low. Literature suggests that engaging students socially can increase student retention rates. This research analyzes the relationship between Social Presence and student retention in Georgetown's first MOOC: Globalization's Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries. The results of the findings can allow for better course design to effectively engage students in the course.
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