Massive study of online teaching ends with surprising — and ‘deflating’ — result

From EdSurge: “[A study published last week] was meant to show that small behavioral interventions, like asking students in a pre-course survey to describe when and how they planned to fit the required course work into their lives, would significantly improve completion rates in large online classes. … That’s not how things went, though. In the large-scale, years-long study with 250 courses running on the edX platform, the pre-planning intervention had no significant impact in overall completion rates. The intervention did correlate with increased course activity for a week or two, but the effect faded out over the length of the course.”
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