FLVC-IDN “Open Mic” Webinar

The goal of this event is to offer the IDN community members and friends a platform and forum where they can ask questions; share what they are working on; learn effective practices and experience on some critical issues or trends in the field of instructional design, instructional/learning technology, accessibility, OER, quality assurance as well as teaching and learning excellence.

ELI Webinar | Carnegie Mellon’s OpenSimon Toolkit: Open Techniques, Tools, Content, and Code for Engineering Learning

In May 2019, Carnegie Mellon University launched OpenSimon, a learning engineering community working to improve learning outcomes for individual learners while collectively advancing our larger understanding of human learning. Central to this effort is the release of the OpenSimon Toolkit. This suite of tools, educational resources, and underlying codebase includes many of the instruments that Carnegie Mellon’s learning scientists invented for their own research and that are being used to improve the quality of courses taught in CMU classrooms today. All together, this collection represents more than a $100-million research and development effort.

This webinar will provide an overview of the OpenSimon project, highlighting toolkit components and presenting case studies of their use; participants will be invited to join the OpenSimon community, with specific opportunities to collaborate and learn more. During the webinar, we will solicit community input on how to best structure future work, training, and collaborative events.


Participants in the webinar will be able to:

  • Learn about the OpenSimon project and the components of the toolkit
  • Relate toolkit components to the learning engineering life cycle and to their own (individual or institution’s) educational needs and challenges
  • Find the toolkit and related information
  • Take advantage of opportunities to collaborate, engage with the larger OpenSimon community, and receive more extensive training and support around the toolkit