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Pre-made, course-complete adaptive courseware that is openly licensed

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With the exception of third party images, video content, and case studies, this courseware content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License .

Open Learning Initiative at CMU Product Website

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon is a nonprofit research organization that offers openly licensed, adaptive online courses and materials that can be used by instructors or independent learners. OLI at Carnegie Mellon emphasizes its team-based approach to help faculty identify a measurable learning model, and robust data capture and analysis capabilities to improve each model.OLI at Carnegie Mellon also emphasizes its home at the Simon Initiative, a larger learning engineering ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon.The courseware includes elements such as content, problems, labs and simulations, dashboards for students and instructors, and targeted hints and feedback. Instructors using the OLI platform have access to authoring tools and can pull elements from other OLI curricula into the course they are creating. The courseware can be used in fully online, blended or face-to-face formats.

OLI at Stanford and OLI at Carnegie Mellon (CMU) are separate organizations leveraging distinct courseware platforms, although both organizations collaborate on course design and delivery. OLI at CMU courseware is hosted on on the OLI platform. More information on OLI at Stanford can be found here.

Courseware Features
  • Course Complete
  • Pre-made Course
  • Supplemental
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Arabic
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • French
  • Health
  • Information technology
  • Logic
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
LMS Integrations
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas
  • Brightspace by D2L
  • Moodle
  • Schoology
Standards Integrations
  • LTI 1.1
  • Shibboleth
  • In-Person Faculty Training
  • Instructional Design / Course Development Services
  • Online or Phone Faculty Support
  • Online or Phone Student Support
  • Technology / Platform Integration Services
Pricing Data
  • Academic / Instructor-led Version $20 - $50 / student / course
  • Free Version
  • Free for independent learners

Courseware Features

Ratings are based on company self-assessment, guided by the CWiC Framework.

  • Adaptivity

    The content can be adjusted in relation to a learner's knowledge


  • Customization

    Educators and course designers can alter learning or assessment content


  • Learner Autonomy

    Learners can impact or augment instruction based on their choices


  • Socio-Emotional

    Use of feedback and interventions based on a learner’s social-emotional state


  • Assessment

    The presence of academic structures and the capacity to assess learning in relation to them


  • Collaboration

    Ability for learners and/or educators to engage with each other in the context of learning


Who is using it?

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