Welcome to Open Learning: Bridge to Success!
Open Learning: Bridge to Success offers free, open educational resources to prepare adults to successfully and confidently transition to a college environment, to pursue advanced qualifications, or to be successful in their chosen careers.
Learning to Learn
Are you considering a change in your life, such as returning to school or pursuing a new career? Learning to Learn will help you build confidence in your ability to be successful in these pursuits and will provide the tools and skills necessary to be successful in an academic setting and in the workplace.
To access Learning to Learn, go to: Learning to Learn
This self-paced, interactive workshop is available to help individuals recognize and conquer math anxiety, to explore new approaches to learning math, and to discover how math experiences in the past may impact an individual’s current math experience. The webshop will guide individuals in adopting new approaches to solving word problems and using formulas, helping reduce math test anxiety, and enhancing retention and problem-solving strategies. An accompanying Overcoming Math Anxiety Participant Notebook is available for printing, and can be used as a tool to document the individual’s webshop experience and activities. This presentation is designed to play on computers, iPads, and some mobile devices.
Succeed with Math
Succeed with Math will help you review key math concepts and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Eight units are available: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, Parts of the Whole, Relationships Among Numbers, Exploring Patterns and Formulas, Investigating Geometric Shapes and Sizes, and Communicating with Data, Charts and Graphs.
To access Succeed with Math, go to: Succeed with Math
For additional free and open courses in other subjects, please refer to the OER tab for partner resource links.
The Center for Digital Education 2012 Digital Education Achievement Awards selects the Bridge to Success Project as the Community College Digital Application for 2012, and the Bridge to Success website receives Honorable Mention in the Community College Website category.
Bridge to Success will enable you to identify your strengths and skills as a learner and think about ways to use those skills to accomplish personal, professional and academic goals.
Shehnaz is a professional teaching assistant who has balanced motherhood, care-giving and travel with her learning. Click her photo to hear about her learning experience.
Levine is a local professional, with 2 grown children, who returned to school to grow his skills. Click his photo to hear about his learning experience.
Karen is a local mother of two, currently working as a social worker. Click on Karen's photo to hear about her learning experience.
Actors and actresses are used to share these real-life student experiences.
Bridge to Success is a free set of resources that you can use in the classroom or online that will enable your students to discover how they learn and why it is important to be a life-long learner. Resources are available in two key areas: learning to learn and mathematics.
Shelley Hintz is a current facilitator for Learning to Learn at the University of Maryland University College and Coordinator of Student Engagement in the Center for Student Success in the school of Undergraduate Studies.
Brandon Muramatsu is a researcher and expert in Open Educational resources and senior IT Consultant in the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Patrina Law is the Senior Learning and Teaching Development Manager from the Open University, London, England and the Open University Project Manager for the Bridge to Success.