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MOOC Research Initiative

Data, data everywhere: MOOC Research Initiative releases results

Massive open online course providers are collecting troves of data about their students, but what good is it if researchers can't use the information?

New research effort aims to examine effectiveness of MOOCs

As more and more colleges experiment with massive open online courses, or MOOCs, a new project hopes to cut through the hype and gauge the effectiveness of the courses.

The MOOC Research Initiative, financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will award grants of $10,000 to $25,000 to researchers seeking to explore issues such as student experiences in MOOCs and the free courses’ systemic impact.

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