Support better learning and instruction with high-quality, scientifically-based, classroom-tested online courses and materials. Our courses are designed based on learning science research and, in turn, contribute to that research.

Share most OLI courses and materials openly and freely so that anyone can learn. Our courses are often used by colleges and universities to support classroom instruction, but they are designed to support the individual learner who does not have the benefit of an instructor.

Develop a community of use, research, and development to allow for the continuous evaluation, improvement, and growth of courses and course materials. OLI is active in the Open Educational Resources community. We attend and present at related conferences, publish our research findings, and collaborate with many like-minded organizations, in addition to actively working with educators from a variety of institutions to develop new courses.