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November 2015

Learning is Not a Spectator Sport

2019-02-15T17:13:50-05:00November 2nd, 2015|All posts, Uncategorized|

Free — or very inexpensive — online courses have become quite a trend in education. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers currently offer thousands of courses and have enticed millions of students to enroll. The emphasis in MOOCs is often on lecture videos that students watch and learn from. However, a study published in the Proceedings

January 2015

The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015

2019-02-15T17:13:50-05:00January 14th, 2015|All posts, Uncategorized|

The work of a partnership between The University of California Davis and OLI was recently highlighted by New York Times reporter Richard Prichard Pérez-Peña: Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science. Inside Higher Ed blogger Joshua Kim argues that this is 'The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015': Larger enrollment courses are being re-thought

November 2014

OLI at OpenEd 2014: Achieving the Potential of Open

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

At this year's Open Education Conference, held  in Washington, DC. on November 19-21, OLI Director Norman Bier will speak at three sessions: Community Input on the Simon DataLab Skills Mapping and Analytics Open Learning Analytics   Keynote addresses and concurrent sessions at OpenEd14 will address the following themes: exploiting the synergies between open education and parallel work

3 Ways Higher Ed is Making Learning More Personal

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

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

AAC&U Workshop – Digital and Blended Learning: Evolving Practices in STEM Education

2019-02-15T17:13:51-05:00November 3rd, 2014|All posts, Uncategorized|

OLI Director Norman Bier will lead a pre-conference workshop at the AAC&U 2014 Transforming STEM Higher Education: With technology breaking traditional barriers to research and knowledge formation, what are the implications for STEM teaching and learning in particular?  How can digital and blended learning be designed in ways that enhance the quality of learning and

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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.