Overview: OLI. Norman Bier@ NormanBier John Rinderle @ JohnRinderle. What is CMU’s Open Learning Initiative?. Scientifically-based online learning environments designed to improve both quality and productivity in higher education. Open Learning Initiative.
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What is CMU’s Open Learning Initiative?
Scientifically-based online learning environments designed to improve both quality and productivity in higher education
What Difference Does it Make?
M. Lovett, O. Meyer, & C. Thille, C., “The Open Learning Initiative: Measuring the effectiveness of the OLI statistics course in accelerating student learning,” Journal of Interactive Media in Education (2008).
“TAACCCT will support institutions that are committed to using data to continuously assess the effectiveness of their strategies in order to improve their program… and build evidence about effective practice..”
Strengthen Online and Technology-Enabled Learning
Best Practices (all projects): Apply learning science research and scientific method to OER development, implementation and evaluation.
Platform+ (25 projects): Use rich data gathered from student interactions to drive multiple feedback loops for continuous improvement.
Co-development (3 teams): Develop OER collaboratively: Teams of TAACCCT grantees with OLI learning scientists, human computer interaction experts & software engineers.
“Improvement in Post Secondary Education will require converting teaching from a ‘solo sport’ to a community based research activity.”