Designing courses and their delivery platform to enhance the student experience is how OLI uses student-centered design to make learning as effective and as fast possible.
Student-centered Learning Objectives. Learning objectives are listed atop every page so students know exactly what they can expect to learn and do. They’re written with language that makes student expectations clear and demonstrable, and so you can complete practice exercises that tell your teacher where you’re struggling.
Immediate targeted feedback. Every time you answer a question in a learning exercise, OLI provides feedback about your choice. When you answer incorrectly, the feedback addresses the misconception behind your selection; when you answer correctly, the positive feedback is designed to reinforce what you’ve just learned. It’s like having a private tutor keeping you on track.
Deep engagement. OLI takes its cues from research findings that show students are more likely to succeed with more interactive, instructive practice exercises; rich media that deepens learning instead of being superfluous, or worse, distracting; breaking up content into digestible portions and reasonable page lengths to avoid losing students’ interest.