Open Educational Resources (OER) platform provider, panOpen is partnering with CogBooks to offer fully adaptive courses founded on open educational content.
The partnership is the first of its kind. “Never before has it been possible to offer faculty and institutions a comprehensive OER solution, one that addresses all of the critical needs for institutional use of open content, with the adaptive capability that can personalize and improve student success,” noted panOpen founder and CEO, Brian Jacobs.
Beginning this summer, faculty will be able to choose OER textbooks in several high demand courses as either traditional, linear materials or adaptive through use of the CogBooks personalized learning platform. Adaptive personalized learning is well suited not only for online self-paced courses but also for traditional classroom learning, especially at colleges that have high levels of commuter students who often struggle to make it to class.
“Used within both traditional and online class settings, the CogBooks adaptive platform allows students to move at their own pace regarding particular learning objectives, and yet keeps them aligned as a class from start to finish. This allows faculty to work with students to practice higher order skills in application, synthesis and evaluation,” added Steve Ernst, CogBooks’ CLO and General Manager – Americas.
“The partnership with panOpen means that institutions will have the benefit of low cost, flexible, and DRM-free content to personalize each student’s engagement with the courseware. Improving access through lowering costs while also personalizing the learning experience is a powerful combination to drive achievement of learning outcomes.”