A Quality Framework for Digital Learning


What is the CWiC Framework?

The CWiC Framework supports postsecondary decision-makers in effectively navigating the market of courseware solutions. It is designed to help you make better-informed adoption and implementation decisions with the goal of advancing the adoption of high-quality digital courseware in higher education and ultimately achieving improved outcomes for students. As a guide for broadening your awareness and equipping you with helpful decision making tools, the Framework offers an inventory of product capabilities, as well as implementation considerations foundational to enhancing and improving blended and online teaching and learning with digital courseware.

The Framework consists of four components:

As the context for digital courseware evolves in this dynamic market, so too will the components of the Framework. Feedback from the community of users will guide future iterations and applications of this tool.

One Framework, Many Use Cases

The CWiC Framework was designed for users involved in the selection and adoption of courseware at postsecondary institutions, including faculty, instructional designers, and academic administrators.

The components of the Framework can be used individually or in combination to help instructors, instructional designers and administrators to achieve their goals for courseware implementation. Based on user feedback, a light version of the Product Taxonomy, called the “Product Primer” was developed to help with initial product exploration. Common use cases for the CWiC Framework and its components are shown below.

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Primary Partners

OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world

Tyton Partners is the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector. With offices in Boston and Stamford, CT, the firm has an experienced team of bankers and consultants who deliver a unique spectrum of services from mergers and acquisitions and capital markets access to strategy development that helps companies, organizations, institutions and investors navigate the complexities of the education, media, and information markets. Tyton Partners leverages a deep foundation of transactional and advisory experience and unparalleled level of global relationships to make its clients’ aspirations a reality and catalyze innovation in the sector.

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.