Using Our Courses in the Classroom

If you would like to use an OLI course with your class, sign up for an instructor account. You will have access to tools that allow you to see where your students are doing well and where they are struggling.

Important to know: The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) does not grant credit for the completion of any course. However, as an instructor, you may choose to use OLI courses for your own credit granting course.

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American English Speech

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This course will be beneficial if you wish to learn how to communicate with the sounds and music of American English. The purpose is not to increase your vocabulary, nor to improve your grammar, but to

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Arabic for Global Exchange

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This is a mini-course for individuals with no proficiency or extremely limited knowledge of Arabic language and culture who are about to begin study or work in an Arabic-speaking context. The course will introduce learners

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Anatomy & Physiology

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You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But do you fully comprehend how all of the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together to keep you healthy? This course

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Argument Diagramming

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This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining what the parts of an argument are, and how to break arguments into their parts and create diagrams to show how those parts relate to

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Biochemistry

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This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors.

A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic,

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Elementary French I

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Elementary French I is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed

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Elementary French II

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Elementary French II is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Québec with young professional actors. It is designed

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Engineering Statics

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Statics is the study of methods for quantifying the forces between bodies. Forces are responsible for maintaining balance and causing motion of bodies, or changes in their shape. You encounter a great number and variety of examples

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Elementary Spanish I

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Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely distance delivery. The course is media-rich and interactive, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico. Versions are available for low-cost use

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Elementary Chinese I

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Elementary Chinese 1 aims to help beginners develop communicative competence in the basic four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and culture of Chinese. The course curriculum is organized around the 5 Cs principles of the …

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Evidence-Based Practice In Management And Consulting

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This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based practice. The course is directly relevant to students who desire to improve the quality and outcome of their decision-making.

Managers

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Health Information Technology Foundations

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This course offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in each phase of the health information

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Introduction to Biology

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This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. We examine the overarching theories of life from biological research and also explore the fundamental concepts and principles of the study of living organisms and

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Introduction to Chemistry

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This is a complete course in chemical stoichiometry, which is a set of tools chemists use to count molecules and determine the amounts of substances consumed and produced by reactions. The course is set in a

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Introduction to Psychology

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This course offers students an engaging introduction to the essential topics in psychology. Throughout this study of human behavior and the mind, you will gain insight into the history of the field of psychology, as well

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Introduction to Visual Design

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In this course, students learn to analyze and produce effective printed documents, such as technical reports, proposals, and software documentation. To guide their learning, students are introduced to the basics of visual communication design and

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Logic & Proofs

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Logic is a remarkable discipline. It is deeply tied to mathematics and philosophy, as correctness of argumentation is particularly crucial for these abstract disciplines. Logic systematizes and analyzes steps in reasoning: correct steps guarantee the truth

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Media Programming

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Programming is a way of organizing a task so that it is replicable by something else—a computer. If you have ever given someone directions, or written down a recipe, you have some experience with programming. Learning more

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Modern Biology

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This course covers specialized and somewhat advanced topics in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. It does not cover organismal biology or taxonomy. The course is carefully planned to provide the background that

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NSC STEM Pathways

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STEM Pathways are five certificate programs developed by the National STEM Consortium (NSC). NSC is a collaborative of ten colleges in nine states, funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop one-year, 30-credit

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Principles of Computing

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This course provides an introduction to Python and elementary principles of computing, including iteration, recursion, and binary representation of data. Additional topics on cellular automata, encryption, and the limits of computation are also introduced. The goal

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Probability & Statistics

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This course introduces students to the basic concepts and logic of statistical reasoning and gives the students introductory-level practical ability to choose, generate, and properly interpret appropriate descriptive and inferential methods. In addition, the course helps

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Public Policy Analysis for EngineersPublic Policy Analysis for Engineers

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Public policy issues are important to every field of engineering. Yet, most engineering students know little about the topic. For most students, however, an entire course focused on the topic is not necessary. For

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Responsible Computing

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This course is designed to help students (primarily incoming college freshmen) develop the foundational computing and information literacy skills that they will need to succeed in other courses. The course is available for use in academic settings.

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Statistical Reasoning

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Statistical Reasoning introduces students to the basic concepts and logic of statistical reasoning and gives the students introductory-level practical ability to choose, generate, and properly interpret appropriate descriptive and inferential methods. In addition, the course helps students

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STEM Foundations

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This course is design to support the development of foundational skills in workplace communication and mathematics that are used in various STEM careers. The course offers practice using workplace communication and math skills that are encountered in

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STEM Readiness

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The STEM Readiness course provides a refresher of core skills related to STEM careers. The core skills covered are Mathematics from arithmetic to beginning algebra, Workplace Communications and Professionalism. The topics of the course are presented through

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Secure Coding

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An ongoing development effort in collaboration with the Software Engineering Institute’s CERT, this course focuses on common security issues in C and C++ development. With security expert Robert Seacord serving as lead content author, the course

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Causal & Statistical Reasoning

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This course provides an introduction to causal and statistical reasoning. After taking this course, students will be better prepared to make rational decisions about their own lives and about matters of social policy. They will

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Computational Discrete Mathematics

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This course presents material in discrete mathematics and computation theory with a strong emphasis on practical algorithms and experiential learning.

Discrete mathematics, also called finite mathematics or decision mathematics, is the study of mathematical structures that

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Empirical Research Methods

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In this course you will learn how to conduct research using empirical methods, which rely on observation and experimentation. This course is appropriate for those interested in using empirical research methods in their field, particularly students

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Physics

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The Andes Physics course currently provides over 500 problems that are suitable for both calculus and non-calculus introductory physics courses at the college or advanced high school level.

The Open & Free Physics course provides you with access

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Principles of Economics

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This course teaches the core principles of economics using a collection of experiments and workbooks. In the experiments, students become traders in a market and attempt to make profitable deals with one another. At the conclusion

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