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Face-to-face-meet-ups in New York will attract MOOCs students


People who participate in face-to-face-meet-ups complete their courses at significantly higher rates than the typical MOOC students.

In the Summer, the New York Public Library, following its public-serivce mission, and in partnership with Coursera, plans to organize at least half-dozen of free meet-ups in which students taking MOOCs can gather and discuss the courses with help from trained facilitators., the leading MOOC platform, plans to set up eight similar “learning hubs” in a number of locations.

In these sort of physical classrooms where students receive a more hands-on teaching approach, completion rates might surpass 30%, compared to 6.8% for all courses merely offered by Coursera.

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