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Table 2 MOOC discussion participants and posts by level of education

From: Relationship between participants’ level of education and engagement in their completion of the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course

Level of education # of discussion participants # of posts Mean # posts ± standard deviation made by completers
  C NC C NC  
University degree      
 Postgraduate degree 447 217 6,563 733 10.99 ± 0.79
 Bachelor degree 860 411 11,899 1,455 10.51 ± 0.55
 Associate degree 147 61 2,214 264 11.91 ± 1.39
 Subtotal 2,143 23,128  
No university degree    
 Vocational certificate 681 337 10,169 1,139 11.11 ± 0.63
 Upper secondary school 313 144 4,597 451 11.05 ± 0.96
 Lower secondary school 111 56 1,678 214 11.33 ± 1.55
 Primary school 16 5 191 14 9.76 ± 4.05
 Subtotal 1,663 18,453  
Unknown 321 282 3,620 754  
Total 4,409 45,955  
  1. Note. C = completer; NC = non-completer of the MOOC.