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Placing MOOCs in the Larger Context of “Innovations” in Education

By Jennifer DeBoer, Postdoctoral Associate for Education Research

The Sorbonne Universités consortium of universities hosted a colloquium on Trends in Innovative Education last week.  I was pleased to present our recent work with data from the edX platform, and I highlighted two major points.

First, I presented the quantitative results from our predictive models, which investigate which student behaviors and background factors are significantly related to achievement.  Another RPA blog entry describes this overall study, and Lori has highlighted some of the key findings here.