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5 Things Researchers Have Discovered About MOOCs by Steve Kolowich

But it is still unclear whether those underprivileged, high-achieving MOOC learners will be able to improve their station in life as a result. “Our findings suggest that our participants perceived MOOCs as being a way to increase their economic mobility,” write the Michigan researchers, who are still working to analyze the interviews they conducted with some learners. “However, there was very limited evidence for employment as an outcome to taking or completing MOOCs.”

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