Decrypting the Learners’ Retention Factors in Massive Open Online Courses

Authors

  • Harsh Vardhan Pant Amrapali Institute, Haldwani / Graphics Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus
  • Manoj Chandra Lohani Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus
  • Jeetendra Pande Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i1.570

Keywords:

Classification, Data-Mining, MOOC, Model, Factors, PLS, Retention, Factor

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently become attractive at most universities, and the number of MOOCs has risen significantly, particularly in India. Despite their popularity, previous research has revealed a low course completion rate and a scarcity of research on the factors that influences learners’ retention in MOOCs. Therefore, it is a good idea to investigate previous research to understand the factors behind the learners’ retention so that an ideal learning model can be created. This study used Structural Equation Modelling to find out the unexplored learner retention factors in MOOCs and create a model, which may extend the satisfaction. MOOC data sets were collected from different Indian universities in Uttarakhand state. This study has explored the majority of influencing factors correlated with learners’ satisfaction. The findings show that MOOC usage intention is influenced by a willingness to credit mobility, the allure of the latest trendy course, content localisation and perceived effectiveness.

Author Biographies

Harsh Vardhan Pant, Amrapali Institute, Haldwani / Graphics Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus

Harsh Vardhan Pant is an Assistant Professor at Amrapali Institute, Haldwani, India and is pursuing
PhD in Computer Science from Graphics Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus,  India. Email: pant.vardhan@gmail.com

Manoj Chandra Lohani , Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus

Manoj Chandra Lohani is a Professor and Director, Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus, India. Email: getmlohani@gmail.com

Jeetendra Pande , Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, India

Jeetendra Pande is an Associate Professor-Computer Science at
Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, India. Email: jpande@uou.ac.in

 

Published

2022-03-15

How to Cite

Pant, H. V., Lohani , M. C. ., & Pande, J. (2022). Decrypting the Learners’ Retention Factors in Massive Open Online Courses. Journal of Learning for Development, 9(1), 37–54. https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i1.570

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Section

Research Articles