DEFINITION OF BLENDED LEARNING

At UW–Madison, blended courses are instructor-designed and supervised environments that use face-to-face and technology-mediated channels to enhance interactive, engaging learning experiences and to improve student learning outcomes. Blended courses should have the one or more of the following pedagogical characteristics:

  • a shift from teacher-centered instruction to student-centered learning;
  • significant interactions between student-instructor, student-student, and/or student-content; and/or
  • integrate formative and summative assessment for students and instructor.

On this campus, courses have three technology-mediation designations:

  • technology-enhanced: Less than 30% of the course includes technology-mediated learning activities.
  • blended: 30-99% of the course includes technology-mediated learning activities.
  • online: 100% of the course includes technology-mediated learning activities. – Blended Learning Fellowship Program