This analysis of Georgetown’s first six MOOCs (massive open online courses) comprises three parts, moving from general to specific in scope. I begin with a discussion of demographic factors across all six courses, seeking to answer the following question: “Who takes, and succeeds in these courses?” Next, I discuss the relationship between stated intention and course performance with survey data from a pre-course survey for Georgetown’s very first MOOC, an economics course. I end by examining the gender achievement gap in the same economics course.
Healy, Paul A.
"Georgetown’s First Six MOOCs: Completion, Intention, and Gender Achievement Gaps,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 14
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol14/iss1/1