MOOC integration into secondary school courses

  • Hedieh Najafi University of Toronto
  • Rosemary Evans
  • Christopher Federico


We investigated how high school students taking a university preparatory economics course would engage with the learning and assessment components of a Behavioural Economics MOOC that was integrated into their school-based course. Students were divided into two groups, MOOC-only, with no teacher support, and blended-mode, with weekly tutorials. MOOC only students scored slightly lower on a teacher designed knowledge test but scored slightly higher in a MOOC test. Although the MOOC-only students watched more unique videos, the blended-mode students stayed more on-track with the MOOC. The blended-mode students showed more persistence in retaking quizzes, yet they scored lower than the MOOC-only students.
How to Cite
Najafi, H., Evans, R., & Federico, C. (2014). MOOC integration into secondary school courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 15(5).