The Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: Cognitively Informed Web-Based Instruction

Tuesday, January 23 | 12:30PM–1:30PM | International Ballroom E
Session Type: Professional Development
The Open Learning Initiative is developing cognitively informed, openly available online courses. This presentation will demonstrate how we make use of expertise from cognitive and learning sciences to produce high-quality online courses and how studies of student use inform both the next iteration of the course and learning theory.


  • Joel Smith

    Distinguished Service Professor, Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Candace Thille

    Director, Open Learning Initiative, Stanford University

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