About Your Course

A research-based approach to optimizing learning

Oxford Insight is built on the results of 12 years of research at Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative. These findings demonstrated that doing practice opportunities has six times the impact on. learning than just reading alone. This is called the Doer Effect. As learners work through course material, they will learn more, learn faster, and have better retention – by practicing what they are learning as they learn it. 


This Learn by Doing approach, where small pieces of content are reinforced with activities or assessments, provides a more interactive experience that unlocks adaptive personalized learning paths. 

Learning Strategies for Success

Throughout your Oxford Insight course you will be presented with topical lessons with clear learning objectives and embedded Learn by Doing activities which provide practice and feedback as you work through the course. 


Your performance on formative questions generates data that help your instructor measure your progress and drives the personalized content and assessment you are presented with at end of a unit of learning to prepare you for a summative assessment (a graded test, quiz, exam, etc.)


Formative activities are not graded, and you can keep changing your answer to the questions until you get them right.  In fact you are encouraged to do so!