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Course Designs

The Kaleidoscope faculty team have developed Open Course Frameworks for ten high-enrollment courses. The courses have now been used through three academic terms, and have undergone at least one improvement cycle. Across the courses we saw an improvement in student success (completing with a grade of C or better) that was greater than 10%, with strong gains by low-income students.

  1. Beginning algebra (developmental)
  2. Intermediate algebra (developmental)
  3. Reading (developmental)
  4. Writing (developmental)
  5. English composition
  6. College success
  7. Introduction to psychology
  8. Business fundamentals
  9. Physical geography
  10. Biology fundamentals
  11. Chemistry fundamentals

In 2013 and early 2014, the project will create 20 additional open course frameworks for high-enrollment courses.