Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM


Two faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee developed the technology-enabled instructional approach known as U-Pace, which combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with instructor-initiated amplified assistance in an online learning environment. The U-Pace Team sought to determine in 2011 whether U-Pace works, why it works, and for whom it works. Research was designed to test the U-Pace method against conventionally taught courses, in both face-to-face and online settings.

The Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI) program is intended to bring the teaching and learning community into a discussion about ways of gathering evidence of the impact of our innovations and current practices. The goal of the SEI case studies is to provide examples of successful projects evaluating the impact of innovation, technology, and best practices in teaching and learning.

In addition to the SEI case studies, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.

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