A web-based learning program developed by Carnegie Mellon University that tracks student progress and provides virtual tutors for students is being expanded to 40 community colleges in an effort to raise course completion by 25 percent.

The university's Open Learning Initiative (OLI), first funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2002, secured more than $4 million to launch the community college project, which will enable 50 to 100 classrooms to use Carnegie Mellon's OLI courseware, which keeps tabs on what concepts students are grasping in their online work and lets professors tailor their lectures to help students in areas...

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