Your click decides your fate: Inferring Information Processing and Attrition Behavior from MOOC Video Clickstream Interactions

In this work, we explore video lec- ture interaction in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which is central to stu- dent learning experience on these educa- tional platforms. As a research contribu- tion, we operationalize video lecture click- streams of students into cognitively plau- sible higher level behaviors, and construct a quantitative information processing in- dex, which can aid instructors to better un- derstand MOOC hurdles and reason about unsatisfactory learning outcomes. Our re- sults illustrate how such a metric inspired by cognitive psychology can help answer critical questions regarding students’ en- gagement, their future click interactions and participation trajectories that lead to in-video & course dropouts. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

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2014 Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Workshop on Modeling Large Scale Social Interaction in Massively Open Online Courses, Doha, Qatar, October 25–29, 2014

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