The past 2 years have seen rapid development of MOOCs. The scale of enrolment and participation in the earliest mainstream MOOC courses garnered a lot of media attention.
The average MOOC course enrolls around 43,000 students, 6.5% of whom complete the course. Completion rates are consistent across time, university rank, and total enrolment, but enrolment numbers decrease over time.
Jordan, Katy (2014). Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1) pp. 133–160: http://oro.open.ac.uk/39592/
Active possibilities: - formative assessment - sharing materials between students - discussion boards between students and with teachers - building things together, like wikis - students write and mark the questions
Jamie Wood (2011), 'Helping Students to Become Disciplinary Researchers Using Questioning, Social Bookmarking and Inquiry-Based Learning', Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 6.1: http://bit.ly/OJOcAi