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Over 70 per cent of people who complete a massive open online course (MOOC) say it has benefited their career and over 60 per cent say it has helped their education according to a new study.
“It appears that MOOCs are tangibly helping people who take the time and effort to complete courses,” the authors of the study said in an article in Harvard Business Review.
More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs. Those results and others come out of the first major research survey done among Coursera learners and reported in the Harvard Business Review.