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1 ANOTHER CUP OF THE HOUSE BLEND Hybrid Learning Methods and Strategies Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President, Distributed Learning University of Central Florida

2 Margaret Single mother Coming back to college Dropped out during first college experience Works as a waitress at a chain restaurant Wants a degree to get a better job in Health Science

3 Arthur High School Math Teacher Pursuing Master’s Degree Limited time for education Family, grading, Wrestling coach Wants a degree to advance in career

4 Carol Full-time nurse Limited time for education: shift work Only one day per week Available for class Wants a BSN degree to advance in career

5 Jared Full-time student Works part time Plays intramural sports Member of a fraternity Student loan debt Wants course flexibility to engage more in the on campus experience

6 Common Thread Flexible Convenient Accommodating Quality Workforce-oriented

7 Next Generation Learning Challenges 4 Challenge Areas Blended Learning Analytics OER Deeper Engagement Under 26, low-income Jared and the younger Margaret

8 The UCF-AASCU NGLC Project To scale the UCF model of blended learning across the AASCU network of institutions (and beyond).

9 About UCF Orlando, FL Metropolitan, suburban university 58,000+ students 2 nd largest university in U.S. Carnegie classification: RU/VH Research University: Very High Research Activity 216 degree programs across 11 colleges 11 Campuses throughout Central Florida

10 Center for Distributed Learning Over 30% of university SCH is online Over half of all UCF students take at least 1 online course each year. Fully Online Programs 5 Undergraduate 25 Graduate Degree 29 Graduate Certificates

11 Defining Blended Learning Fully F2F Fully Online Blended Learning  Classes where a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning.

12 Why Blended Learning? Engage faculty in online learning First step Reduce delivery costs Maximize facility use Increase flexibility and convenience Improve student learning outcomes Expand access to education

13 Strategic Alignment Web- Enhanced Blended Learning Fully Online Faculty Initiative Institutional Initiative

14 Levels of Blended Learning Program Level (Localness):  Courses offered completely online  Completely face to face  Main campus / regional campus  Hybrid/mixed format Course Level (Modality)  Temporal / spatial (classroom utilization)  Temporal (reduce large class blocks to decrease fatigue and increase productivity)  Synchronous distance Assignment Level  Group collaboration  Discussions  Enhanced F2F

15 Time Shifting One day F2F, rest online Tues / Thurs Mon / Wed / Fri Maximize facility usage Long instructional block One 5-hour block split in have Reduces fatigue, improves quality experience

16 Ways of Blending Divide for quality (no loss of efficiency) 1 2 3 50 150 1

17 Ways of Blending Aggregate for efficiency (no loss of quality) 1 2 3 50 1 150

18 Blended Learning at UCF Began with an Online initiative in mid-90s Quickly realized that 75% of students were local Was the catalyst for the blended learning initiative Center for Distributed Learning


20 Blended Learning at UCF Fully Online Courses Blended Learning Courses  500% growth in blended courses

21 Blended Learning at UCF Blended Learning 2009-2010 Academic Year Totals since 2002 Sections6815,031 Registrations24,241160,860 Student Credit Hours (SCH) 70,438476,823

22 UCF Fall 2008 Headcount 33,087 65.8% 7,127 14.2% 2,847 5.7% 363 0.7% 923 1.8% 1,436 2.9% 2,046 4.1% 1,301 2.6% 137 0.3% 865 1.7% 111 0.2% “Live” Main Campus Students 43,466 “Live” Rosen Campus Students 2,446 Web Students 11,514 “Live” Regional Students 4,800

23 UCF Fall 2009 Headcount “Live” Regional Students 4,809 Web Students 14,543 “Live” Main Campus Students 45,988 33,988 63.5% 8,593 16.1% 3,637 6.8% 375 0.7% 1,030 1.9% 1,497 2.8% 1,886 3.6% 827 1.6% 697 1.3% 782 1.5% 204 0.4% “Live” Rosen Campus Students 2,531

24 34,059 60.6% 10,363 18.4% 4,113 7.3% 478 0.9% 1,213 2.1% 1,490 2.7% 2,049 3.6% 758 1.4% 764 1.4% 695 1.2% 234 0.4% UCF Fall 2010 Headcount Web Students 17,172 “Live” Regional Students 5,251 “Live” Rosen Campus Students 2,472 “Live” Main Campus Students 47,926

25 Regional Campuses = Blended Learning

26 Alignment with Regional Campuses Fully OnlineBlended Academic Year SCH% % 2002-0322,801275,7117 2003-0436,840357,6997 2004-0533,690357,1597 2005-0648,008418,8068 2006-0757,393449,9468 2007-0864,8434417,06712 2008-0974,5614610,8477 2009-1088,8345111,3837 2010-11116,5085513,4816 2010-11 F2F = 31% SCH

27 Fall 2010 Total UCF students56,129 Students in Face-to-Face (F2F)49,510 Web OR Blended23,741 F2F + Web12,157 F2F + Blended8,827 F2F + Web OR Blended18,288 F2F + Web + Blended2,696 Web Only4,109 (Summer 2010: 6,459) UCF Blended Programs = Choice and Access

28 Course Evaluation Ratings Course Modality % Overall “Excellent” Blended51.2% Fully Online48.3% Face to Face48.2% Lecture Capture (with classroom)43.4% Lecture Capture (no classroom)41.6% N = 672,185

29 Student Success Rates by Modality Percent Spring 09Summer 09 Fall 09 Spring 10Summer 10 F2F (n=618,899) Blended (n=39,021) Fully Online (n=109,421)

30 Withdrawal Rates by Modality Percent Spring 09 Summer 09 Fall 09 Spring 10 Summer 10 F2F (n=551,065) Blended (n=39,769) Fully Online (n=109,495)

31 Student Satisfaction in Fully Online and Blended Courses 39% Fully online (N = 1,526) Blended (N = 485) 41% 11% 9% Very Satisfied UnsatisfiedSatisfied Neutral 38% 44% 9% Very Unsatisfied 3% 5% 1% Percent

32 Faculty Willingness to Teach Web/Blended Courses in the Future Positive Neutral or negative Online n=71 Blended N=53 Modality 81% 16% 2% 69% 13% 10% 6% 4% Definitely Probably Probably not Definitely not

33 Poll Question and Q&A 1 Does your institution differentiate between fully online and blended? Can you tell blended from “web-enhanced”? In general, how do you think your students would rate your online offerings? Your blended offerings? Questions?

34 THE NGLC PROJECT Expanding Blended Learning Through Tools and Campus Programs A UCF/AASCU Project

35 Project Overview Scale the proven UCF Blended Learning model via the national AASCU network of more than 420 institutions and systems Starting with 20 targeted schools selected for their alignment with NGLC objectives (under 26, low income)

36 Scale UCF Model of Blended Learning Across 20 AASCU institutions and 11 states

37 Partners Individual Institutions State Coordinating Institutions State Participating Institutions Columbus State University Missouri  Harris-Stowe State University Fayetteville State University Southeast Missouri State University  Lincoln University of Missouri Grambling State University  Missouri Southern State University Northwestern State University (LA)  Missouri State University Indiana University Kokomo  University of Missouri- St. Louis Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Alabama  University of North Alabama The College at Brockport, State University of New York Troy University  University of South Alabama Thomas Edison State College Minnesota  St. Cloud State University University of Maine at Fort Kent Winona State University

38 Project Administration Team Principal Investigators Tom Cavanagh, UCF George Mehaffy, AASCU John Hammang, AASCU UCF: Linda Futch Patsy Moskal Chuck Dziuban Elizabeth Wardle Debbie Weaver Tammy Muhs Kelvin Thompson

39 Project Overview An open educational resource (OER) Blended Learning Toolkit containing: Best practices, strategies, models, and course design principles. Two OER prototype courses in Composition and Algebra. Directions for applying the toolkit to create original blended courses. Train-the-trainer materials. Assessment and data collection protocols, including survey instruments and standards.

40 Project Overview Virtual and in-person workshops for participating institutions and others within the AASCU membership. Institutional support through existing AASCU meetings and conferences, which will align ongoing activities in technology and educational transformation with NGLC’s goals. Clear access points for additional institution-funded blended courses, ensuring the toolkit materials are openly available.

41 Project Overview (key measures) 217 funded blended course sections across twenty project institutions: target delivery of at least 85% of those sections (185). Targeted low-income students under age 26 (with the total population across the participating institutions being 187,500).


43 NGLC Assessment Expectations Outcome 1: Build a blended learning infrastructure across the network of participating AASCU member institutions. 1-a. Identify participating institutions, communicate requirements, and gather necessary data on courses, demographics, and assessment capabilities. 1-b. Develop the Blended Learning Toolkit materials and resources (including strategies, blended models, resources, and assessment protocols). 1-c. Package prototype courses in Composition and Algebra. 1-d. Conduct Train-the-Trainer sessions.

44 NGLC Assessment Expectations Outcome 2: Increased access to education via blended learning (20 AASCU member institutions; 185-217 funded individual courses) for low-income students under 26 years old. This is the most critical outcome because it correlates directly to NGLC’s stated priorities. 2-a. Disseminate toolkit materials and prototype courses to state coordinating institutions and individual participating institutions. 2-b. Implement courses across the AASCU network. 2-c. Assess project success.

45 NGLC Assessment Expectations Outcome 3: Increased student success and increased student retention. This is a supplemental measure external to the grant requirements but very much consistent with NGLC’s long-term goals. In order to support eventual increases in student success and student retention, we intend to build longitudinal data collection into the project design. This data will be collected during the grant period for later analysis and reporting.

46 Original Delivery Plan by Discipline DisciplineFall 2011 Winter/Spring 2012 Totals Mathematics (Algebra) Sections23 46 Mathematics (Other) Sections8816 English (Composition) Sections483886 English (Other) Sections81523 Miscellaneous Sections252146 TOTALS112105217

47 Management Structure

48 Composition Coordinators: Elizabeth Wardle & Debbie Weaver English Composition I: Expository writing with emphasis on effective communication/critical thinking. Emphasizes the writing process. “Flexible Template” model Prix Fixe or A la carte 6-week online course for participating faculty to understand the blended format applied to the WAW curriculum. Monthly webinars starting in Fall.



51 Algebra Coordinator: Tammy Muhs College Algebra: Algebra skills: Inequalities, high degree polynomials, graphs, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions, and systems of equations. “Flexible Template” will allow for individualized customization. One or more webinar sessions for participating faculty to understand the blended format applied to the modified emporium model of the Algebra curriculum. Monthly webinars starting in Fall.

52 Assessment Coordinator: Patsy Moskal IRB consultation Assessment / Data Collection Centralized online form Student perception Student success Course retention/withdrawal

53 Project Team Website Central communications hub Schedule Contacts Proposal documents Meeting recordings archives Discussions Events


55 Intellectual Property Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA) NOTE: Project materials produced by UCF/AASCU with NGLC funding will be “open.” However, the courses produced at each individual campus will be bound by their own institutional IP policies.

56 Blended Learning Toolkit Now available:




60 BlendKit2011 Designed and facilitated by Kelvin Thompson Generic instruction on blended course design and delivery 5 week Quasi-MOOC (facilitated for grant) Began 7/11/11 “Home Base”: Also accessible via the Blended Learning Toolkit under Faculty Development


62 Project Milestones MilestoneProposed Deadline Project websiteMay 20, 2011 Toolkit websiteJuly 1, 2011 Centralized online assessment formAugust 31, 2011 Composition course templateJuly 1, 2011 Composition train-the-trainerJuly1 - August 8, 2011 Algebra course templateJuly 1, 2011 Webinars/TrainingJuly 7 & August 4 General Blended Learning TrainingJuly 11 - August 15, 2011 Deliver blended coursesFall 2011 & Spring 2012 IRB requirements at institutionsOngoing Project status updatesPeriodic General project webinarsPeriodic Functional team webinarsMonthly

63 NGLC Quarterly Progress: Outcomes Quarterly progress Outcome 1234 1: Build Blended Learning Infrastructure 1a. Identify participating institutions and communicate requirements XX 1b. Develop Blended Learning Toolkit XX 1c. Package Composition and Algebra prototype courses XX 1d. Conduct Train the Trainer sessions XX 2. Increased access to education via Blended Learning for low-income, under 26 students 2a. Disseminate toolkit materials and prototype courses to participating institutions X 2b. Implement courses across AASCU network * 2c. Assess project success. * 3. Increased student success and retention X=Completed, *=in progress

64 Partner Feedback Dr. Holly McSpadden Southeast Missouri State University Course: Composition

65 Partner Feedback “I just completed watching the final webinar. Thank you for all your great work. The instruction, readings, content, activities, and presentation have been extremely beneficial… As mentioned in the webinar, I would welcome further training and opportunities to meet and collaborate.” Ann M. Giralico Pearlman, M.A. Instructional Design Specialist College at Brockport

66 Partner Feedback “I missed the live session Mon. but the recorded session was great. I got some good ideas for my fall class from the week one readings which I had completed ahead of time as well as the week two readings which I have only surveyed so far. I like the style & format of the presentation and am looking fwd to be available for week 2 and getting to interact with other math folks. I have been able to distill my thoughts so far into 6 outcomes/goals for this fall's class. I'm eager to "try them out" with the group. Without your stimulus I would not be here yet. Thx for what you do.” Tom Goetz University of Main at Fort Kent

67 Anonymous Feedback “The DIY tasks were extremely helpful, particularly the zapt features allowing me to turn my documents into html pages for my course web site. Thanks so much!” “I am VERY grateful that the content remains available online for repeat viewing. Now that I have the bare bones course up and running, I have more time to learn how to make the course better.” “I am currently participating in the Blendkit 2011 course and have gotten some great ideas to incorporate into my blended developmental writing course.”

68 SRI Evaluation Readiness for Scaling at Time of Site Visit: Moderate Key: Strong = Ready to scale to proposed number of sites/students; detailed implementation plan including all necessary components in place. Moderate = Progress toward scaling to proposed number of sites/students but not completely ready. Limited = Less than expected progress toward scaling to proposed number of sites/students Readiness to Demonstrate Effects at Time of Site Visit: Limited Key: Strong = Experiment or controlled quasi-experiment planned using valid, reliable measures and monitoring sample attrition. Moderate = Single-group pre/post testing or a quasi-experiment without statistical controls for selection bias planned OR a planned experimental or quasi-experimental design is flawed by small size and/or use of an outcome measure of limited relevance or validity. Limited = No evaluation plan in place OR planned single-group pre/post testing or quasi-experiment without statistical controls with further flaws in terms of small size and/or use of an outcome measure of limited relevance or validity.

69 SRI Evaluation Team provided official response to evaluation Criteria not in alignment with RFP or funded proposal Scale is largest and we are on track to meet goals

70 Questions? Follow Along… @tbcavanagh @Blendkit

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