Two new national UCF awards for distributed learning reflect the escalating prominence and reach of the university’s online programs.
“This is a growing national recognition for the quality of UCF’s large online program and an increasingly prestigious reputation for the work we do,” Cavanagh said.
Key to the CDL award was the work of the personalized adaptive learning team overseen by Baiyun Chen, he said.
Most of the award, $80,000, will be reinvested in the digital-learning operations. Two mathematics faculty members will share in the award. Associate lecturer Tammy Muhs and lecturer Rachid Ait Maalem Lachen, each will receive $10,000, Cavanagh said.
The consortium said the award recognizes “projects that inspire innovation, increase access, support implementation, improve outcomes, enable accessibility and promote sustainability” of digital courseware.
During the 2017-18 school year, about 82 percent of UCF students took at least one online or blended course. About 73 percent of students took at least one class that was totally online.