Dropout Rates of Regular Courses and MOOCs

Leon Rothkrantz

Abstract

Recently we observe an enormous grow of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). But it proves that the dropout rates of MOOCs are very high. One of the main causes are missing of necessary capabilities of students, inability of students to manage their study and a missing appropriate didactic model. In this paper we compare the dropout rates of MOOCs, regular courses and courses using new didactical approaches as blended learning and flip the classroom. Finally we discuss possible ways how to teach 21st century skills as cooperative working, learning, creativity, networking and how to solve real life problems in a context sensitive approach. Our research findings are based on educational experiments at Delft University of Technology (DUT).

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in Harvard Style

Rothkrantz L. (2016). Dropout Rates of Regular Courses and MOOCs.In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 9-18. DOI: 10.5220/0006811600010001


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu16,
author={Leon Rothkrantz},
title={Dropout Rates of Regular Courses and MOOCs},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={9-18},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006811600010001},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Dropout Rates of Regular Courses and MOOCs
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Rothkrantz L.
PY - 2016
SP - 9
EP - 18
DO - 10.5220/0006811600010001