OpenSimon: Learning Engineering for Everyone
Improve learning outcomes for individual learners while collectively advancing our larger understanding of human learning.
The vision behind OpenSimon is a more integrated and easier-to-use toolkit, used and expanded by a larger community of educators to drive deliberate, iterative improvements in education. This approach supports educators as citizen scientists, and helps the people who support them — at universities and companies that make educational products — provide help that is grounded in the science of learning.
The tools, techniques, content and code in the OpenSimon Toolkit offer the ability for any educator to perform the cycle of learning engineering in its entirety toward iterative improvement of content delivered to their students.
50+ SOFTWARE INTEGRATIONS
50+ LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
OpenSimon in Action
Read about how educators are incorporating the OpenSimon Toolkit into their classrooms.
Leveling the Playing Field
Built using the OpenSimon Toolkit, the Discrete Math Primer was designed to target prerequisite math skills that struggling students sometimes lack during their first Carnegie Mellon computer science math course. Because of the program's success, other colleges have begun using the DMP curriculum.
Researchers at CMU’s Simon Initiative created two tools called CollaborativeU and ConflictU to help students learn how to better work with one another and address conflict in group settings, two skills highly sought after by employers. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students across Carnegie Mellon's campuses have used the modules.
Interested in receiving updates and learning more about the toolkit as it develops? Want to explore ways to collaborate with the Simon Initiative? Stay up-to-date on new developments and opportunities to work together.
For faculty and staff inquiries, please contact:
Erin Czerwinski, Product and Community Manager for The Simon Initiative