Fourteen courses from the Open Learning Initiative were added to the NCLOR. The Open Learning Initiative (OLI), based at Carnegie Mellon University, is an open educational resources project that strives to transform instruction, significantly improve learning outcomes and to achieve significant increases in productivity in post secondary education. The Open Learning Initiative is supported by the National Science Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and others.
The topics of the courses include: Biology, Economics, Math, French, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics. The courses are exemplars of scientifically based online courses and course materials that enact instruction. The courses are designed based on learning science research.
The list of the courses along with the recommended NCCCS course the resource may enhance are outlined in the chart below.
To access this series, you can do any of the following:
- Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the Open Learning Initiative series.
- If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
- Simply, click here to view the series as a guest.