OpenBook was first created for CSU Fullerton’s Center for Successful Aging certification program. CSA presented a highly complicated set of educational needs including a high volume course with 400+ pages of online content, audio, video, multiple instructors and course integration with real-world “offline” workshop events. After researching the latest in both enterprise and open source online learning management solutions, none proved a great fit. So, working alongside the university we built our own. One critical challenge in this context was ensuring appropriate student pacing through their course prior to on-site events. Other challenges included managing on-site event scheduling, communicating with targeted groups of students and easily updating course content to reflect changes in legislation or new techniques and technologies. OpenBook served as an effective solution for all of the above.
“We have been using the OpenBook platform to deliver a balance and mobility specialist instructor certificate program at the Center for Successful Aging and have been very pleased. When we needed to update our learning platform we made the switch to OpenBook because of it’s ease of use for both students and administrators. OpenBook provides us with a seamless process for students from the application for enrollment through the video case studies and final exam. We have appreciated the ability to customize the look and branding information, the clean user interface, and the ease-of-use for our administrators. Being able to quickly and easily update learning components, including content such as videos, images, quizzes and exams, was a critical requirement that OpenBook has delivered. In the year since we transitioned to OpenBook, the platform has been problem-free for our students.”
Karen Schlieter, MBA, MS,
Assistant Program Director
Balance & Mobility Specialist Instructor Certificate Program