Studying MOOC completion at scale using the MOOC replication framework

Juan Miguel L. Andres, Ryan S. Baker, George Siemens, Catherine A. Spann, Dragan Gašević, Scott Crossley

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Research on learner behaviors and course completion within Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been mostly confined to single courses, making the findings difficult to generalize across different data sets and to assess which contexts and types of courses these findings apply to. This paper reports on the development of the MOOC Replication Framework (MORF), a framework that facilitates the replication of previously published findings across multiple data sets and the seamless integration of new findings as new research is conducted or new hypotheses are generated. MORF enables larger-scale analysis of MOOC research questions than previously feasible, and enables researchers around the world to conduct analyses on huge multi-MOOC data sets without having to negotiate access to data.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventEducational Data Mining 2017 - Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Duration: 25 Jun 201728 Jun 2017
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceEducational Data Mining 2017
Abbreviated titleEDM 2017
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