As with most voluntary discussion forms, only a small proportion of students participated (3%). As with conventional e-learning courses participation in the edX forums correlated with success in the course.
The papers are:
- Studying Learning in the Worldwide Classroom: Research into edX’s First MOOC, Lori Breslow, David E. Pritchard, Jennifer DeBoer, Glenda S. Stump, Andrew D. Ho and Daniel T. Seaton , RPA Journal, June 14, 2013,
- Teaching Electronic Circuits Online: Lessons from MITx’s 6.002x on edX, Piotr F. Mitros, Khurram K. Afridi , Gerald J. Sussman, Chris J. Terman, Jacob K. White , Lyla Fischer and Anant Agarwal,IEEE, May 19, 2013