Life Sciences courses are being updated, and OLI is introducing a new Life Sciences Community

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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 to keep you informed about content and feature updates, but also opportunities for collaboration. Learn more below.

Introducing OLI Life Science Community

We’re just getting things off the ground, but we’d love for you to join us. Members of the Life Sciences community will receive notifications of course updates, alerts about new technology or course features, opportunities to join topical webinars, and more.

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Foundations of Molecular and Cellular Biology

CMU’s Eberly Center built this new adaptation of OLI’s Modern Biology. It tightens up the mapping between Learning Objectives and the content, all Flash content has been removed, and error fixes have been applied.

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Anatomy & Physiology imagery diversity

To better reflect the community of students and teachers that use OLI’s Anatomy & Physiology course, we’re adding more diverse media.
This work is planned for completion before the end of 2020, but may continue into the spring semester.

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Introduction to Biology

OLI’s flagship Biology course is undergoing extensive edits. We’re also deploying error fixes and converting Flash exercises to HTML in an effort to improve the user experience.

This work is ongoing and expected to be finished during the Spring 2021 semester.

Flash removal

As Flash comes to the end of its life, OLI continues to convert the last few exercises to ensure full compatibility with modern browsers.

We’ve been replacing Flash exercises with HTML5, and continue to chip away at the remaining content.