Blended Learning Initiatives Report Released

Thu October 13, 2016

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.

Blend@UW

  • 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

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.