Duke Study: MOOCs Spur Emotional Growth

Millions of people around the world have enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs), attracted by their promise of low-cost education for career advancement or gaining knowledge. New research from Duke University has found that beyond new facts, MOOCs help individuals develop emotionally.

The findings are described in an article published this week in EDUCAUSE Review.

The article’s authors, Kun Li and Kim Manturuk, analyzed the topics in MOOCs offered by Duke on Coursera and looked at students’ comments in the courses.

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