ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2015

Data

MOOCs Higher education Usage: Current and Past

Half of the students surveyed (49%) said they had taken an online course in the past year, a slight increase from the past two years (46% in 2013 and 47% in 2014). More undergraduate students took a MOOC in the past year than in previous years these data were tracked—9% took a MOOC in 2015, compared with 6% in 2014 and 3% in 2013 (figure 14). There has been no notable increase in the percentage of students who are familiar with MOOCs in 2015, likely due to waning media coverage. Three out of four students (74%) said that they don’t know what a MOOC is (76% in 2014 and 74% in 2013). More students who took a MOOC in the past year completed it, with 52% of MOOC takers saying they finished the course, compared with 47% in 2014. Of those who completed the MOOC, about 4 in 10 (38%) said they earned a digital badge or certificate (about the same as in 2014, 37%, and down from 44% in 2013). About a quarter of MOOC takers (in 2015 and 2014) didn’t know whether they had earned a digital badge or certificate. This is a reasonably good indicator that using badges/ certificates to document competencies developed by MOOC takers is not a high priority for people already enrolled as undergraduates in traditional colleges and universities.

Sample Size:
50,274 students from 161 institutional sites responded to the survey
Sample Description:

50,274 students from 161 institutional sites responded to the survey

Digital Learning Technologies Higher education Usage: Current and Past
Sample Size:
50,274 students from 161 institutional sites
Sample Description:

50,274 students from 161 institutional sites responded to the survey

Mobile learning Higher education Usage: Current and Past
Sample Size:
50,274 students from 161 institutional sites
Sample Description:

50,274 students from 161 institutional sites responded to the survey

Social media, Mobile learning, Educational Games / Gamification Higher education Usage: Anticipated
Sample Size:
50,274 students from 161 institutional sites
Sample Description:

50,274 students from 161 institutional sites responded to the survey

Source: 
Sample: 

50,274 students from 161 institutional sites responded to the survey

Citation: 

EDUCAUSE (2015). ECAR study of students and information technology, 2015. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/resources/2015/8/~/media/24ddc1aa35a5490389...

Publish Year: 
2015