Blended Learning and the Bottom Line: How Northwestern’s Mediasite Program Increased Enrollment By 50%
Two years ago the prestigious Northwestern University Prosthetic-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) was facing a bottom line challenge: more students were looking to enroll in a program with limited resources and facilities. The Center made a bold move by completely transitioning to a blended learning format, integrating the most advanced educational technologies – including Mediasite – into the curriculum. NUPOC's combination of online instruction with onsite clinical coursework has fostered collaborative learning environments that increased the number of graduating practitioners while holding the line on administrative expenses.
Join Jodi Fox, Director of Distance Learning, as she shares strategies NUPOC used to:
- Boost annual enrollment by 50 percent
- Reduce students’ non-tuition costs by up to 60 percent
- Develop a core content delivery system with Mediasite, featuring 350 live and on-demand asynchronous presentations
- Create a vital, exciting and interactive learning experience through Mediasite lectures, special guests, instant messaging and live chats
Jodi Fox has been developing technical training for adult audiences for fifteen years. She has created support functions from manuals to help desks for small companies as well as international clients. In 2006, she accepted the challenge of implementing a brand-new blended learning format at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Jodi’s goal is to maximize collaboration and interaction for distance learners to keep them engaged, motivated and excited about the experience.
Sean Brown, Vice President, Sonic Foundry. Sean's core focus is simplifying digital media to improve use and outcomes. Before coming to Sonic Foundry in 2002, Sean has 23 years of product management and education business development experience at IBM, Apple and Oracle. He is a past president and board member of the Hopkins Foundation for Innovation in Education. Today, Sean also hosts Sonic Foundry's popular, monthly best practices webinar series for higher education.