Just released, the Blended Learning Initiatives 2015-2016 Report shows the reach and impact of the following UW-Madison blended learning programs sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology and Educational Innovation: Blend@UW Course Design Program, Blended Learning Fellowship Program, and Blended Learning Toolkit. Download the full report as a PDF.
Overall, the report shows that more faculty and instructors are participating in the programs that provide research-based information, implementation strategies and support for blending courses to foster active learning. Read on for key highlights about each program or get involved now now by applying for a Blend@UW Winter Session by December 9 or visiting blendedtoolkit.wisc.edu.
- Enrollment increased by 60%: Due in part to the new one-week session format, 103 faculty and instructional staff participated in the program.
- An estimated 21,297 students impacted: With a total of 246 Blend@UW alumni and 79% of this year’s participants saying they have applied the skills to additional courses beyond the 246 worked on in Blend@UW, more students than ever are benefiting.
- Participants are sharing with colleagues. 88% of this year’s participants have shared resources and insights from the program with their colleagues.
- Program continues to be highly recommended: 98% would recommend the program to others, 99% felt the program met or exceeded expectations and 97% felt the course helped them create a plan to improve their course.
Blended Learning Fellowship
- 14 new Fellows: A total of 51 faculty and instructional staff are now Blended Learning Fellows, committed to being campus leaders in blended learning.
- 100% recommendation: 100% of participants recommend the program and 91% felt it met expectations
- Major projects:
Blended Learning Toolkit
- 25,816 pageviews of blendedtoolkit.wisc.edu: Each year, more people are accessing the resources that help those new to blended learning develop the necessary skills
- New SCID toolkits popular: The toolkits with content tailored to and submitted by individual Schools, Colleges, Institutes and Divisions are the most popular pages with 16% of pageviews.
- Visitors want to engage further: The second most popular sections are WHERE and HOW, showing that visitors are eager to learn more about blended learning and relevant resources on campus.