Since its release, the Learning to Teach Online project has developed a reputation for providing quality, pedagogically sound and broadly applicable professional development resources relevant not only to the Australian higher education sector, but to other sectors around the world.
The report analyses the outputs and impacts of the project up until June 24, 2011 when the report was completed. Since that time, the project has continued to attract attention from educators all over the world, and as of 10 October 2011 when this report was released here, we are nearing 90,000 unique views of the episodes from all over the world. We hope this will continue well into the future!
The final report examines:
- The project output, outcomes and impact
- Project methodology
- Critical factors for project success
- The dissemination strategy employed
- Evaluation of the success of the project
The impacts of the Learning to Teach Online project have far exceeded the original expectations. Some of the highlights included*:
- Teachers in 117 countries, from a range of disciplines and education sectors, have accessed the episodes over 60,000 times in just 8 months.
- 22 institutions in 6 countries have linked to the project on their own websites as learning and teaching resources.
- 14 institutions in 5 countries have embedded the project resources into their own professional development or educational programs.
The daily use of Learning to Teach Online continues to increase as more people around the world become aware of the project. It has gained significant momentum and exposure thus far over its short life, and indications are that it will have a relatively long life span, particularly in cases where it will be used repeatedly on a semester-by-semester basis support instances of educational programs.