With the advent of easy access to information and knowledge, the dropout rate is maximum. People are not committed enough to the online education system the way they used to be in the traditional education system. 90% of the people drop out of online courses and never finish what they have started.
Nowadays almost all knowledge and the information is freely available and the online institutions (like Coursera, Udacity) is starting to make conventional education system obsolete but they also are going through a challenge which is “easy in and easy out”.
Since there is no barrier of who can take up the course, everyone is eligible and that too with minimal or no cost involved and people get in easily. However when the going gets tough people quit, and because there is no penalty or risk involved it’s an easy out. Due to this, many people who enroll in these courses so enthusiastically seldom finish the course on time or never finish at all. To tell you the truth, I also have enrolled in 4 free courses from Coursera but haven’t completed any of them yet.
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