Coursera AI Planning MOOC Statistics 2014

This post shows data for the Coursera AI Planning MOOC 2014 session taught by Gerhard Wickler and Austin Tate of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The MOOC ran from January to March 2014.

Passes at Each Level of Participation 2014

Pass Level Badge Number Passing
Awareness Level 35% 123
Foundation Level 60% 159
Performance Level 75% 312

Numbers achieving various score levels:

2014 Numbers Achieving Various Scores

Participation over Time 2014

Barchart of student participation with the lecture material (at end of week 5). Approx. 18% of those who engaged with the course and watched the initial videos were still viewing the final lectures.


Week-by-Week Statistics 2014

The week-by-week statistics of those registered and those engaging with the materials on the course are shown here (at end of week 5).


AI Planning MOOC Pre-course Survey 2014 – Participants by Country

The pre-course survey had 3,361 responses which were used to create a geographical participation map and to extract some information to produce charts about the participants.

AI Planning MOOC 2014 - Participants by Country
Click above for interactive Google map. Click here for static image version of map.
Version: 29-Jan-2014 – based on sample of 3,361 AI Planning MOOC 2014 respondents.

AI Planning MOOC Pre-course Survey 2014 – Charts

AI Planning MOOC 2014 - Charts
Click on image for larger version.
Version: 29-Jan-2014 – based on sample of 3,361 AI Planning MOOC 2014 respondents.

2013 Session Data

AI Planning MOOC 2013 data for comparison is available here.

Setup for Participants Map

  2. Plot data on map
  3. Output format: Google Maps
  4. Width = 1600 Height=800 (or auto) Margin: 45
  5. Title: AI Planning MOOC 2014 Participants by Country
  6. Background map: Google terrain (physical map)
  7. Colorize using: N/frequency Min: 0 Max: 500 (set just below max N to use full colour range of the scale)
  8. Colorization legend: bottom left
  9. Legend Steps: 11 (gives 10 steps of 50 if max is 500)
  10. Spectrum direction: down Hue 1: 240% (blue) Hue 2: 0% (red) (gives colour range blue through red)
  11. Color of values beyond min. or max.: min/max colour continues (or use “grey” to show zero data points)
  12. Min radius: 4 Max radius: 30
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3 Responses to Coursera AI Planning MOOC Statistics 2014

  1. I would doubt this survey. Among others because no one I talked to in Scandinavia, asked Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Finns and Icelanders, have filled out a survey. Among the Swedes, they are university educated minority and women outnumber men overall.
    Tell me when the next survey is done so I publish it on my blog that reaches many readers in Scandinavia

  2. bat says:

    The numbers involved in the Scandinavian countries who returned the pre-course survey are very low. If you look at the live participants map and click on any country dot it gives you the number who stated that as their country (76 in total on my count, of the 3,361 responses overall). Of course the country stated by any respondent may or may not be valid. Our map and charts just reports things as they are stated in the survey.

    The post-course survey will be open from Feb 14th To March 9th. So results from that will be available afterwards and announced on Twitter @aiplanner and @batate.

  3. bat says:

    A report on “The pedagogy of the Massive Open Online Course: the UK view” has been prepared by Siân Bayne and Jen Ross of the University of Edinburgh School of Education for the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) and published as a PDF document on 6th March 2014.

    This includes some commentary on the AI Planning MOOC course design and statistics from the 2013 session.

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