Online Learning Update

November 29, 2013

Online courses fail to reach poor students, survey shows

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Nicole Ostrow, Bloomberg News

The authors looked at 34,779 responses from a University of Pennsylvania survey in July of students in 32 course sessions. The classes were offered by Coursera Inc., a venture-capital- backed, for-profit company started by two Stanford University professors offering more than 500 courses. They found that 83 percent of the students already had a two-year or four-year college degree, and the majority had education levels exceeding the general population in their country, including both developing and non-developing nations.,0,1625735.story

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