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ERIC Number: EJ1153750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
What's in It for Me? Incentives, Learning, and Completion in Massive Open Online Courses
Reeves, Todd D.; Tawfik, Andrew A.; Msilu, Fortunata; Simsek, Irfan
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v49 n3-4 p245-259 2017
This study investigated the distribution of incentives (e.g., certificates, badges) for massive open online course (MOOC) completion, and relationships between incentives and MOOC outcomes. Participants were 779 MOOC students internationally who participated in at least 303 different MOOCs offered by at least 12 providers. MOOC participants most commonly intended to receive, and in actuality received, free and paid course certificates of completion; other incentives (e.g., digital badges, postsecondary credits) were far less common. In addition, MOOC participants' intentions to receive both free and paid certificates were consistently and positively related to perceived learning and course completion, net other factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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