MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but, as is to be expected from such a new medium, these online courses have their own share of issues. One puzzling problem is the low completion rates almost across the board. Is the lack of price causing low commitment among students? Are these courses not engaging enough? Are they too long?

MOOCs are too young to have enough real data to figure out this mystery completely. Thanks to education blogger Katy Jordan, however, enough data exists to show that it’s not about course length or number of students enrolled, as shown in our newest infographic: how many students are completing free online courses or MOOCs?

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So what is causing students of free online courses to stop short of finishing? Only time will tell. Until then, MOOCs will remain an attractive educational opportunity that few actually take full advantage of.

What online courses are available to you? Find out today!

Source: http://www.katyjordan.com/MOOCproject.html

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