The Learn@UW Executive Committee released it’s report on Faculty & Staff Online Teaching, Learning & Support on August 28th, 2014. The 47 page report describes feedback by faculty and teaching academic staff at each of the UW institutions on satisfaction and experiences with the UW System standard Learning Management System (LMS), branded Learn@UW and Desire2Learn.
From the report:
The Learn@UW Executive Committee regularly conducts a study to learn about the needs and satisfaction levels of University of Wisconsin System faculty and instructional staff concerning their use of technology in teaching and learning. Systemwide surveys were conducted in 2005, 2007, and 2010. … Each campus distributed an invitation to complete an online survey. An aggregate total of 1,505 responses were received from the UW institutions. This report contains the summary data for all respondents.
The report provides a deep view into the use of Learning Management Systems and Information Technology at each UW institution. The report also underscores the extensive use of online tools in courses delivered by UW institutions.
- More than 90% of survey respondents use an LMS during the last year.
- More than 80% of respondents use an LMS for traditional, face-to-face courses.
The report also underscores current issues with supporting and using an LMS in online courses. Extensive information is provided on what respondents find as strengths and weaknesses of the LMS, and also describes the response and usage of related systems such as web conferencing, and rich media (streaming video and audio).
Learn@UW/Desire2Learn is the systemwide Learning Management System. The platform is used by all UW institutions.
About the Learn@UW Executive Committee
The Learn@UW Executive Committee was created in 2003 (as the D2L Steering Committee) to oversee instructional technology trends and tools related to Learn@UW with the purpose of supporting teaching and learning across the UW System.