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Life Sciences updates and a new Community

Life Sciences courses are being updated, and OLI is introducing a new Life Sciences Community OLI is targeting our Life Sciences courses for some highly anticipated improvements. Work is being done in Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Biology, and Modern Biology. We're also excited to announce a new Life Sciences OLI Community

By |2020-11-19T16:48:25-05:00November 19th, 2020|All posts, New tools and features|

OLI Communities

OLI Communities Open Learning Initiative welcomes you to join us in our pursuit of quality courseware that helps learners from diverse backgrounds master their learning goals.  We hope to help you keep up-to-date and find ways to contribute to our mission through our Communities - touchpoints with

By |2020-11-19T12:02:14-05:00November 13th, 2020|

The Student Cognition Toolbox: Empowering Students to Become Better Learners

Please join us for a Simon Initiative event on Thursday, October 29, when Catherine Overson and Victor Benassi of University of New Hampshire's Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning will present a webinar on the latest edition of the Student Cognition Toolbox (SCT). Students enter college with a variety of past experiences and beliefs about

By |2020-10-29T11:41:17-04:00October 29th, 2020|

All Courses

All OLI Courses We have a dozens of courses on a wide variety of subjects designed for higher education. There are three types of courses: Drop-In Content - Smaller modules that can be used as supplemental content or on their own. Modular Courses - Full semester courses designed to be adapted as needed.

By |2021-02-23T11:29:31-05:00March 13th, 2020|

Community-Sourced Data Driven Open Adaptive Courseware Project

Community-Sourced Data Driven Open Adaptive Courseware “Community Sourced, Data-Driven Improvements to Open, Adaptive Courseware” will improve outcomes for STEM learners in targeted courses by deploying and improving open, adaptive courseware. Funded as part of the California Learning Lab effort, this project partners with faculty from Santa Ana College, CSU Fullerton, and UC

By |2020-01-07T11:28:48-05:00January 3rd, 2020|

Environmental Technology — NSC STEM Pathways Open & Free

Learn about environmental technology in the contexts of HazMat, Safety, and Water Quality. Environmental students have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized federal certificates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are prepared for positions focusing on environmental issues, laboratory and field tests, and workplace safety. Learn

By |2021-07-09T12:17:31-04:00May 22nd, 2018||

Biochemistry — Open & Free

A molecular simulation environment lets students explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems. Biochemistry is an introductory course, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors. Learn about Open & Free OLI courses by visiting the “Open & Free features” tab below.

OLI System Requirements

OLI System Requirements Please read this page carefully. It will help you ensure your device meets the minimum requirements for displaying and interacting with your OLI course. For further assistance, please email OLI Help. Devices that meet these requirements can display the vast majority of OLI content, and your interactive exercises

By |2021-03-04T10:42:40-05:00March 27th, 2018|

Environmental Technology — NSC STEM Pathways

Learn about environmental technology in the contexts of HazMat, Safety, and Water Quality. Environmental students have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized federal certificates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are prepared for positions focusing on environmental issues, laboratory and field tests, and workplace safety.

By |2020-04-06T14:47:34-04:00February 16th, 2018||

3 Ways Higher Ed is Making Learning More Personal

The success of OLI's work with UC Davis in supporting biology students was highlighted by Director Daniel Greenstein on the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog: For many of today’s college students, courses can feel too large, too slow, or too fast—like they’re designed for somebody else. Where they are conducted through large lecture classes, they can

By |2019-02-15T17:13:50-05:00November 18th, 2014|All posts, Uncategorized|

Course Features

Enacting Learning Our courses proactively engage students to put new knowledge into practice and to assess their own progress. Activities and assessments embedded throughout the content help to ensure that students understand concepts rather than only memorize facts. Features for Students In addition to high-quality text, our courses also include practice activities, self-assessments, and graded

By |2012-08-23T14:19:52-04:00August 23rd, 2012|

CC-OLI Information Sessions

We are holding two different types of information sessions for the Community College Open Learning Initiative (CC-OLI) research project. You are welcome to attend any and all sessions, regardless of the roles described below. The CC-OLI Overview session is intended for institutional leaders and faculty support staff seeking to understand the approach and participation opportunities.

By |2019-02-15T17:13:53-05:00August 2nd, 2012|All posts, Uncategorized|

CC-OLI Pilot Evaluation

This Fall, I’ll be leading a pilot evaluation on the effectiveness of several OLI online courses in community colleges across the United States. Unlike the free online courses that institutions of higher education are rushing to produce right now, the OLI courses will be used by community college faculty who are teaching students face–to-face in

By |2019-02-15T17:13:53-05:00July 27th, 2012|All posts, Uncategorized|

CC-OLI Evaluation Study

Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) invites community colleges to join in the use and evaluation of online learning environments for four gatekeeper courses: Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Psychology. Faculty will receive free access to OLI's real-time teaching tools and course materials, and are eligible for stipends for their participation. This also

By |2012-07-27T13:04:56-04:00July 27th, 2012|

Publications

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) frequently publishes its findings in journals, conference proceedings, and other educational publications. Recent Publications CHANGING THE PRODUCTION FUNCTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION This is the second essay in a series that seeks to provide campus leaders with the latest scholarship and perspectives in the topic of academic productivity. Thille, C. (2012).

By |2012-05-24T10:48:20-04:00May 24th, 2012|

CC-OLI: Community College Courses

Opportunities: We are looking for community college faculty teaching Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Psychology to participate in an evaluation study of our new courses. Join Our Research Study > Read More About the Study [PDF] Status: Courses are being evaluated in pilot studies at community colleges. Courses are under continued development. Funder(s): The

By |2012-04-23T14:37:30-04:00April 23rd, 2012|

Our Current Projects

The Open Learning Initiative has several on-going projects that are seeking collaborators. Some projects focus on research, while others focus on applying research to course design and instruction. However, we believe that research and applications of research go hand-in-hand and work best when considered together. CC-OLI: Community College Courses Opportunities in course evaluation. Carnegie Mellon

By |2012-04-18T14:08:48-04:00April 18th, 2012|

Find Educator Resources

A Range of Resources We have many step-by-step guides but also offer periodic webinars to help you through the process of getting started and to introduce advanced options. [tabList] [tabItem title="Creating a Course"] [tabItem title="Getting Your Students Started"] [tabItem title="Running Your Course"] [/tabList] [tabHeader] [tabPane title="Creating a Course"] COURSE SETUP Set up a basic courseStep-by-step

By |2012-04-18T14:02:25-04:00April 18th, 2012|
OLI Website:
New look and
New student registration process

OLI’s website has undergone a refresh, and so has the student registration process. Watch the video to see how easily students can register with a Course Key.