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Open Learning Initiative Courses
Open Learning Initiative Courses

Open Learning Initiative Courses

Pre-made, course-complete, openly-licensed courseware

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The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Stanford is a non-profit, online educational platform offering learning modules and courses. OLI content can be used by instructors or independent learners. Self-paced learning by individual learners is free, but instructor-led courses, which include access to instructor dashboards, gradebooks, discussion boards, and assessments, must be purchased. OLI content and assessments are tied to learning objectives, and the courseware, although not adaptive, provides feedback for students and data that instructors can use to tailor teaching. OLI emphasizes the role of current learning research in its course designs and that the courses themselves serve as laboratories for ongoing learning research. Instructors can use the courseware when teaching in fully online, blended or face-to-face formats. Authoring tools also are available for instructors.

Courseware Features
  • Course Complete
  • Pre-made Course
Integration LMS
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas
  • Brightspace by D2L
  • Moodle
  • Sakai
  • Schoology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Arabic
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • French
  • Gen Ed Science
  • Logic
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • In-Person Faculty Training
  • Online or Phone Faculty Support
  • Online or Phone Student Support
  • Technology / Platform Integration Services
Pricing Data
  • Academic / Instructor-led Version $25/student
  • Free Version
  • Free for independent learners


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