Factors affecting choice of access to content in a Learn Moodle MOOC and their effect on MOOC completion rates

A project for the Edinburgh Napier MBOE on:

Factors affecting choice of access to content in a “Learn Moodle” MOOC and their effect on MOOC completion rates

Literature review

Factors affecting navigation

Existing research papers have identified the following as factors affecting navigation through MOOCs. As such, each will be considered in turn:

  • Confidence:
 We look at self-regulated learning (SRL) scores and how they might relate to the Learn Moodle Basics MOOC

  • Age and location: 
We look at studies observing whether demographics and student age have any bearing on accessing course content

  • Scheduling:

We explore the consquences of self-paced versus fixed schedule MOOCs and content release

  • Layout:

We consider adaptive learning and its potential effect on course completion

  • Language:

We look at possible language constraints/challenges for participants when engaging in a MOOC in a language other than their own.