Feb 08 2008

Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI): An attempt to impart knowledge with out a human tutor.

Published by at 7:07 pm under tidbits

Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI)    is an attempt to impart knowledge with out a human tutor. They have done an excellent job in that. The Guiding principle, that i have copied here, clearly explains the thought process gone into developing these courses. I highly recommend to explore the site.

Guiding Principle of OLI Course Design: (Copied from the OLI site )

  • To develop the first iteration of the course based on well-confirmed cognitive theory “Cognitively-informed Education”.
  • Then engage in a process of “Data-driven Iteration” to improve learning outcomes.

Successful learning requires the encoding of declarative knowledge (e.g., facts and principles), the application of procedural knowledge to achieve goals in problem solving effectively and efficiently, and the integration of contextual knowledge to transfer the learning to contexts outside the teaching environment.

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