Odigia comes to market with OpenStax College.

openstax-odigia-courseOdigia has partnered with OpenStax College, an initiative of Rice University, to offer a catalog of interactive courses this fall.

Odigia’s educational platform aims to transform the traditional classroom experience with teaching and learning tools that are designed for college-level learning, and are also used by businesses and non-profit organizations for advanced training.

“We’re not digitizing the traditional learning experience, we’re transforming the entire learning model for students and teachers,” said Joshua Moe, CEO of Odigia. “We support true student engagement and ways for students to progress through content using their own learning styles, at their own pace, using the tools that help them learn best. Odigia also provides teachers with real-time learning data, giving insight into how to best use class time. Traditional learning management systems (LMS) don’t track student learning the way we do, so this is a big breakthrough.”

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Odigia is based on “Next Generation” learning concepts with the goal of transforming traditional, linear, one-size-fits-all educational content into personalized learning experiences.

The platform engages all learning styles through questions and allows learners to apply knowledge and skills. The system also uses game theory to promote learner engagement, measure progress and inform peer-to-peer review. Interactive materials, progress bars, concept icons and assessments aim to transform learning into engaging experiences that develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communications skills that are critical for success in today’s workforce.

Odigia uses content provided by OpenStax CollegeRice University’s non-profit educational materials initiative. OpenStax College develops textbooks that are free, peer-reviewed and meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory college courses.

Courses available this fall include College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Introductory Statistics, Concepts of Biology, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Economics, Introduction to Sociology 2e, U.S. History, Chemistry and College Physics.

“Our partnership with Odigia benefits our user community in that it combines our high-quality textbook content with innovative tools and technology based on learning styles, game-theory and inquiry-based techniques,” said David Harris, Editor in Chief for OpenStax College.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.

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