Researcher Katy Jordan has taken a look at completion rates across a wide variety of free online courses for academic subjects (often called MOOCs).

What’s striking is that the highest completion rate is around 18% — less than 20% of students complete the course.

Means there’s lots of interesting work to do: how can we make online courses more engaging and effective?

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