Carter, D. (2009) Program goes beyond open course model eSchool News, September 16

Parry, M. (2009) Obama’s Great Course Giveaway Chronicle of Higher Education, August 3

These two articles discuss Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative, which takes open educational resources to the next level. Carnegie Mellon is making available to other institutions (mainly community colleges) specially designed software-enhanced online courses that track students’ progress and provide them with feedback on problems. If the courses are used in combination with instructors, the courses can feed information to professors about where students are struggling. The courses are team-designed by community-college faculty experts, scientists who study how people learn, human-computer-interaction specialists, and software engineers, using open access online course materials.



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