This abbreviated version of the CWiC Framework will help you identify key capabilities to focus on in product exploration depending on your goals and context for courseware adoption. It is ideal for faculty and administrators just beginning to explore courseware products. Aspects of the Product Primer are built into the LearnPlatform for an interactive experience. Simply select your instructional scenario when performing an advanced search in the LearnPlatform Product Library. Don’t forget to check that you only want to see products with a completed CWiC Framework! You can also download the tools in a printable, sharable form below.
The CWiC Product Taxonomy is designed to inform the selection or evaluation of a particular courseware product. It is ideal for instructional designers completing a thorough product review.
The CWiC Product Taxonomy is embedded in the CWiC Framework. To evaluate a product using the CWiC Product Taxonomy refer to the link below. The CWiC Product Taxonomy is also embedded in the LearnPlatform and EdSurge Product Index, and you can access vendor-provided reviews of courseware products against the taxonomy on those sites for free.
The CWiC Research Collection includes several hundred peer-reviewed studies on digital learning, each tagged to a product capability from the CWiC Taxonomy. This resource allows you to search by keyword or filter by Capability, study context, and/or method to help you streamline your search and come up to speed on digital learning and its impacts.
Access the searchable Research Collection.
The framework includes the CWiC Product Taxonomy, plus Course and Program-Level Quality Indicators used to assess the quality of a courseware implementation. It is an ideal on-ramp for administrators completing reviews of online and blended courses using the Online Learning Consortium Scorecards or OSCQR. You can download the entire CWiC Framework in PDF and Excel formats below or access an interactive version on the LearnPlatform.