Demographic data of MOOC learners: Can alternative survey deliveries improve current understandings?
Computers & Education Volume 122, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Although demographic data in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have regularly been reported, these data are mainly retrieved through email-based surveys with very low response rates. This indicates an increased risk of misrepresentation. This study examined whether a survey embedded in the MOOC environment could yield higher response rates, could affect the representation of demographics and influence the estimated effects of demographics on learning outcomes. In six MOOCs, learners (
van de Oudeweetering, K. & Agirdag, O. (2018). Demographic data of MOOC learners: Can alternative survey deliveries improve current understandings?. Computers & Education, 122(1), 169-178. Elsevier Ltd.