The Educate-it programme has made great strides since its inception in late 2014. The Educate-it programme for innovation in education operates according to an evidence-based hybrid strategy. It combines a bottom-up approach that invests teachers with ownership of the changes to their teaching practices with a top-down approach of centralised organisation and support. This strategy is bearing fruit.
In a relatively short time, the programme has made enormous progress on many innovations and garnered widespread support for itself and its cause across the university. Educate-it has become an institution. More and more teachers seek the programme out to make use of its support and services as they innovate their teaching practices. The Educate-it programmes at the various faculties are bringing these services to the doorsteps of the university’s students and teachers.
Educate-it’s 2016 results have been collected into an easy-to-read infographic. Here are some numerical highlights from those results:
- More than 1,500 teachers have started digitising parts of their teaching.
- More than 5,000 students have used one or more of Educate-it’s learning tools in their coursework.
- More than 700 teachers and university staff have completed online modules.
- Nearly 300 teachers have taken part in the workshops.
- The number of digital assessments has doubled from 200 to 400.
- The number of students undergoing digital assessment has more than doubled to almost 47,000.
- There have been 1,608 video recordings: two-and-half times as many as in 2014.
- These were viewed by students 581,600 times: twice as much as in 2014.
- The number of visitors to the Educate-it website has more than tripled from 17,000 to 52,000.
- Nearly 12,000 people took part in 2 MOOCs (with 3 more in development).