On MOOCs Quality Estimation : a Case of Modern Nonparametric Superiority and Noninferiority Statistical Tests
Appearance and spreading of massive online open courses (MOOC) start the era of restructuration of the modern-day education. The questions of quality assurance and integration MOOCs with traditional educational processes are quite popular. Even though quality assurance is richly studied area now, a question of how to estimate a change of quality of a repeated course with modifications in its content is still open. The paper reports on the in-progress investigation that introduces dynamic course quality (DCQ) concept and settles a matter of its evaluation by adoption statistical framework of randomized controlled trials to educational data gained from the Stepik MOOC platform. Nowadays, the framework has been adopted to the Introductory Statistics course. Limitations of a method have been reported, requirements for educational data sources have been elaborated.