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What We Do…

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach....
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See Our Open + Free Courses

No Instructors, No Credits, No Charge.…

Many college and universities around the world are using our courses and unique learning platform—and now you can too!...
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Course Features

Enacting Learning…

Our courses proactively engage students to put new knowledge into practice and to assess their own progress....
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Our Proven Results

Evidence-Based Design…

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) creates courses based on the findings of learning science and then evaluates those courses based on actual student performance in real classrooms....
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Our Funders

About OLI Funding…

The Open Learning Initiative is a grant-funded non-profit. Support from our funders helps us achieve our key goals: support better learning and instruction; share our courses and materials openly and freely; and develop a community of use, research, and development....
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What You Can Do…

Make a difference in higher education—as an individual collaborator, partner organization, or course or strategic funder....
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Careers at OLI

Are you passionate about improving education at colleges and universities? Work with our team to create high-quality, effective online courses and powerful software tools for course developers, instructors, and students.…... Learn more

[OLI is] an amazing and critical piece of work…. The idea of these virtual labs and intelligent tutoring systems, I think, can really revolutionize education. And we need to revolutionize education. — Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation