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Half of MOOC users in developing countries get certificates

from Campus Technology

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that the use of massive open online courses is much different in emerging countries than in the United States and, in some ways, more in line with what MOOC's original proponents had in mind. The survey, conducted by the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the university's Information School, polled 1,400 MOOC users and 2,250 non-users aged 18 to 35 in Colombia, the Philippines and South Africa. Nearly half of those who had taken a MOOC had received certification in at least one course. The rate was even higher – 70 percent – for those who were employed. more

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