Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. Sure, there are sophisticated online lectures where learners can see one another on screen and break out into small groups to chat via video. MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013.