MOOC dropout prediction using machine learning techniques: Review and research challenges
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MOOC represents an ultimate way to deliver educational content in higher education settings by providing high-quality educational material to the students throughout the world. Considering the differences between traditional learning paradigm and MOOCs, a new research agenda focusing on predicting and explaining dropout of students and low completion rates in MOOCs has emerged. However, due to different problem specifications and evaluation metrics, performing a comparative analysis of state-of-the-art machine learning architectures is a challenging task. In this paper, we provide an overview of the MOOC student dropout prediction phenomenon where machine learning techniques have been utilized. Furthermore, we highlight some solutions being used to tackle with dropout problem, provide an analysis about the challenges of prediction models, and propose some valuable insights and recommendations that might lead to developing useful and effective machine learning solutions to solve the MOOC dropout problem.