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Mathieu Plourde

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone - Work-Learning Research - 0 views

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    "Fortunately, a group of tireless researchers-who I've had the honor of collaborating with-has put a wooden stake through the dark heart of this demon. In the most recent addition of the scientific journal Educational Technology, Deepak Subramony, Michael Molenda, Anthony Betrus, and I (my contribution was small) produced four articles on the dangers of this misinformation and the genesis of it. After working separately over the years to debunk this bit of mythology, the four of us have come together in a joint effort to rally the troops-people like you, dedicated professionals who want to create the best outcomes for your learners."
Mathieu Plourde

The college dropout problem most education advocates don't talk about - 0 views

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    "In 2016, more than 40 percent of all students who started at a four-year college six years earlier had not yet earned a degree. Odds are that most of those students never will. In real terms, this means that nearly two million students who begin college each year will drop out before earning a diploma."
Mathieu Plourde

We Should Give Students More Tests. Seriously. - 0 views

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    "But what if, instead of giving students a handful of big exams-instead of struggling to shoehorn in a term's worth of material and asking students to pull all-nighters to cram-you give them frequent, low-stakes tests throughout the semester? "
Mathieu Plourde

The Human Element - 0 views

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    "Hersh believes there is another major factor driving the gap between retention rates in face-to-face programs and those in the rapidly growing world of distance education: the lack of a human touch."
Mathieu Plourde

The Humbling of a Would-Be Disruptor - 0 views

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    Plenty of smart observers, however, say that the problem with Altius was its overreach, and that the system worked.
Mathieu Plourde

MOOC completion rates - 0 views

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    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have the potential to enable free university-level education on an enormous scale. A concern often raised about MOOCs is that although thousands enrol for courses, a very small proportion actually complete the course. The release of information about enrollment and completion rates from MOOCs appears to be ad hoc at the moment - that is, official statistics are not published for every course. This data visualisation draws together information about enrollment numbers and completion rates from across online news stories and blogs.
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