eLearning course drop-out rates on the rise

The drop-out rate in eLearning courses with multiple sessions is on the rise, with a large number of participants taking the first session or two only to abandon it completely, according to Elliot Masie, Masie Productions CEO and founder of The Learning Consortium. According to Masie, in the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) category, the drop-out rate among registered learners is now between 85-90% after the first few segments. Furthermore, in the MOOC sector, for students who complete the second week drop-out rates fall to between 30-50%. In a bid to increase the quality of eLearning courses, Masie has identified what makes MOOCs popular. Taking inspiration from popular media Film and television producers understand how to engage an audience. eLearning courses that have adapted their approach to match this have experienced…


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