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Students’ demographics and behaviour in a series of Australian massive open online courses

Francis, Paul


I investigate the demographics and behavior of students in a series of four Astrophysics Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered in 2014-15 by the Australian National University, via the edX Consortium. 135,000 students enrolled in one or more of the courses. These students came from 175 countries: only 6% came from within Australia and less than half had heard of the Australian National University before enrolling. MOOCs are thus an effective way to increase awareness of Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Conference paper
Book Title: Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (2015)
Access Rights: Open Access


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