This paper from the University of Edinburgh reviews data and analysis of learners taking Edinburgh MOOCs, including information about participation rates, learner goals and aspirations in taking these MOOCs, and considers the role that MOOCs play in the overall learning ecology at the university. The paper addresses some of the predictions that have been made about MOOCs since 2012 in light of the experiences the university has gained since then and reflects upon Edinburgh’s future directions for MOOCs.
Macleod, H., Haywood, J., Woodgate, A., & Alkhatnai, M. (2015). Emerging patterns in MOOCs: Learners, course designs and directions. TechTrends, 59(1), 56-63.