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After Grappling with Data, MOOC Research Initiative Participants Release Results

The MOOC Research Initiative formally released its results on Monday, six months after researchers met in Arlington, Texas, to brief one another on initial findings. The body of research — 22 projects examining everything from how social networks form in MOOCs to how the courses can be used for remedial education — can perhaps best be described as the first chapter of MOOC research, confirming some widely held beliefs about the medium while casting doubt on others.