Launched in Fall of 2020, Torus is the next generation implementation of the Open Learning Initiative’s adaptive learning platform, carrying on the tradition of a learning science-based approach to course delivery established with OLI’s legacy platform in 2002. Torus integrates the authoring, delivery, improvement, research, and support of adaptive, online courseware into a single platform, simultaneously applying learning science principles while providing a larger laboratory for expanding our understanding of how humans learn.
The platform rigorously captures robust, semantically informed learner interaction data, which is used to inform and adapt the learner and instructor experience. These same data are used to support iterative course improvement, supporting learning designers and scaffolding all authors in adopting a data-driven perspective. In the aggregate, these data also support learning research, supporting direct experimentation and secondary analysis.
Once a month, we invite all members of the greater Torus community to a meeting where we share information about the Torus roadmap and releases and invite community members to provide feedback.