Monday, January 11 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET

Continuous Improvement in Teaching and Learning: Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and Open Learning Net (OLnet)

Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback, the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) builds open learning environments that support continuous improvement in teaching and learning. One of the most powerful features of web-based learning environments is that we can embed assessment into virtually all instructional activities. As students interact with OLI environments, we collect real-time data of student work. We use this data to create four positive feedback loops—to students, to instructors, to course designers, and to learning science researchers.

In this ELI Web Seminar, we will demonstrate how OLI uses the web to deliver online instruction that instantiates course designs based on research and how the learning environments, in turn, support ongoing research. We will also discuss OLnet and the Community College Open Learning Initiative (CC-OLI) and how faculty and colleges across the country can participate.


  • Candace Thille

    Director, Open Learning Initiative, Stanford University

Resources & Downloads

  • ELIWEB101 doc

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