Who's really using massive open online courses (MOOCs)?
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, were expected to help democratize education. Now, new information is available on who is using them. The University of Pennsylvania recently conducted a survey of more than 400,000 active students in courses offered by the university through Coursera, the biggest MOOC provider. They received nearly 35,000 responses, and the results provide much-needed information on who is participating and why. Gayle Christensen and Brandon Alcorn are the project managers for global initiatives at Penn. They join us to talk about the survey.