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Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
Supporting Postsecondary Success

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. The aim of the program is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.


studies that met standards out of
eligible studies reviewed
Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Academic achievement Mixed effects PS
Credit accumulation and persistence Potentially positive effects PS

Last Updated: January 2020

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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Abt Associates under contract ED-IES-16-C-0024.

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