A good study on MOOCs

Key findings:

1. Participation in HarvardX and MITx open online courses has grown steadily, while participation in repeated courses has declined and then stabilized.

2. A slight majority of MOOC takers are seeking certification, and many participants are teachers.

3. Academic areas matter when it comes to participation, certification, and course networks.

4. Those opting for fee-based ID-verified certificates certify at higher rates.