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Key data from the University of Copenhagen's MOOCs

There are many ways to count activity level and reach of MOOCs, and much disagreement on which way is the best. There is, however, agreement that you cannot count MOOC student activity and retention levels in the same way as you do it for traditional campus based or even small moderated online courses. Below are some of the key numbers describing the scale of the University's MOOCs, in relation to numbers of learners and types of learner activity. We have also included two different ways of looking at retention - one simplistic one just relating the number of certificates to the number of learners signing up, and a more realistic one, which relates the number of certificates to the number of learners doing any form of graded assignment or quiz in the course room.

Aggregated figures for University of Copenhagen MOOCs after 20 sessions have finished (September 2015)

Number of learners signing up

397 760

Number of learners who visited course

217 367

Number of learners who submitted exercise

61 382

Number of learners receiving a certificate

20 309

% of learners signing up who visited course

55 %

% of learners signing up who received certificate

5 %

% of learners submitting exercise who received certificate 

34 %

Number of video lectures viewed

3 572 118

Number of exercises submitted

657 722

Number of forum posts made

94 539

Corresponding figures for the individual sessions (pdf)

If you have any questions regarding these numbers - or regarding learner activity levels, definitions, or retention - then feel free to reach out to Lasse Jensen,