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Explaining persistence in online courses in higher education: a difference-in-differences analysis

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Online attention

Altmetric score 7
  • 19 tweeters
  • 3 Facebook pages
  • 115 Mendeley

This article is in the 72nd percentile (ranked 118,333rd) of the 434,160 tracked articles of a similar age in all journals and the 16th percentile (ranked 16th) of the 18 tracked articles of a similar age in International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education

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Altmetric calculates a score based on the online attention an article receives. Each coloured thread in the circle represents a different type of online attention. The number in the centre is the Altmetric score. Social media and mainstream news media are the main sources that calculate the score. Reference managers such as Mendeley are also tracked but do not contribute to the score. Older articles often score higher because they have had more time to get noticed. To account for this, Altmetric has included the context data for other articles of a similar age.