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written by Saif Rayyan, Daniel T. Seaton, John Belcher, David E. Pritchard, and Isaac Chuang
Massive Open Online Courses are an exciting new avenue for instruction and research, yet they are full of unknowns. In the Spring of 2013, MITx released its first introductory physics MOOC through the edX platform, generating a total enrollment of 43,000 students from around the world. We describe the population of participants in terms of their age, gender, level of education, and country of origin, highlighting both the diversity of 8.02x enrollees as well as gender gap and retention. Using three midterm exams and the final as waypoints, we highlight performance by different demographic subpopulations and their retention rates. Our work is generally aimed at making a bridge between available MOOC data and topics associated with the Physics Education Research community.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 289-292
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.060
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40Ha
Keywords:
Introductory Physics, Online Homework, PERC 2013, Problem Solving
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S. Rayyan, D. Seaton, J. Belcher, D. Pritchard, and I. Chuang, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13184&DocID=3731).
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S. Rayyan, D. Seaton, J. Belcher, D. Pritchard, and I. Chuang, Participation and Performance in 8.02x Electricity and Magnetism: The First Physics MOOC from MITx presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13184&DocID=3731>.
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Rayyan, S., Seaton, D., Belcher, J., Pritchard, D., & Chuang, I. (2013, July 17-18). Participation and Performance in 8.02x Electricity and Magnetism: The First Physics MOOC from MITx. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved July 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13184&DocID=3731
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Rayyan, S, D. Seaton, J. Belcher, D. Pritchard, and I. Chuang. "Participation and Performance in 8.02x Electricity and Magnetism: The First Physics MOOC from MITx." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13184&DocID=3731 (accessed 25 July 2014).
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Rayyan, Saif, Daniel Seaton, John Belcher, David E. Pritchard, and Isaac Chuang. "Participation and Performance in 8.02x Electricity and Magnetism: The First Physics MOOC from MITx." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 289-292 of PER Conference. 25 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13184&DocID=3731>.
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