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OpenStax Tutor

Pre-made, course-complete adaptive courseware that draws on peer-reviewed open educational resources

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Overview

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OpenStax Tutor is adaptive courseware that draws on peer-reviewed open educational resources. It comes pre-made and course complete, and includes reading materials, simulations, homework and assessments. Instructors can access analytics dashboards with performance forecasting and can use the courseware when teaching in fully online, blended or face-to-face formats. A nonprofit based at Rice University, OpenStax emphasizes its integration of cognitive science research findings into product development. OpenStax is recruiting colleges and universities to participate in its spring 2017 pilot.

Courseware Features
  • Course Complete
  • Pre-made Course
Integration LMS
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas
  • Brightspace by D2L
  • Moodle
  • Schoology
Discipline
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Sociology
Support
  • Online or Phone Faculty Support
  • Online or Phone Student Support
  • Technology / Platform Integration Services
Pricing Data
  • Free for spring 2017 pilot.

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

Medium

  • Customization

    Educators and course designers can alter learning or assessment content

High

  • Learner Autonomy

    Learners can impact or augment instruction based on their choices

Low

  • Socio-Emotional

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

Low

  • Assessment

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

Medium

  • Collaboration

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

Low

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