Research shows blended learning increases student achievement

New white paper on effective instructional models and course customization benefit Odysseyware users

(CHANDLER, Ariz.) Sept. 16, 2015Odysseyware, a leading provider of online curriculum for digital learners, is pleased to announce the release of a new research report, developed by Arizona State University (ASU).  The paper focuses on various evidence-based instructional models and strategies integrated within Odysseyware courses and Learning Management System, as well as how they lead to increased student achievement and engagement.

Research conducted by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Technology Based Learning and Research division proves that the instructional strategies put in to practice within Odysseyware courses consistently demonstrate the largest effect of success as a supplemental instructional strategy, especially when implemented within a blended learning model. Odysseyware provides an engaging learning solution for schools seeking the flexibility and customization of online courses, as well as those looking to offer students a virtual learning environment. On average, students taking partial or entire courses online outperform students taking the same course solely through face-to-face instruction.

Titled, “A Research Report: Odysseyware Instructional Design & Strategies,” this research report provides an overview of research conducted in these areas:

  • Transforming the learning landscape with pedagogical flexible models
  • Standards-based, personalized learning using customization
  • Systems of assessment, instruction, intervention, and monitoring tools
  • Use of frequent, meaningful interactions and embedded feedback
  • Interactive content including visualizations, virtual labs, and simulations

“By 2016 a projected 5 million students will be enrolled in online courses. Many schools have a difficult time finding a standards-based, effective online solution that is easily customizable and adaptable to learning models such as blended learning,” said Odysseyware President Beth Te Grotenhuis. “We are extremely proud of the content we create and take great care in doing so. This research shows that with careful implementation planning, professional development, and adequate resource planning, student engagement and success with increase.”

Odysseyware empowers teachers with unprecedented flexibility to customize entire courses including individual lessons, projects, and quizzes to better serve the students learning experience. With more than 80 Career Technical Education courses, Odysseyware also has the largest collection of CTE options in the industry in the industry.

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Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics and professional development. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists. To learn more, visit or call 877-795-8904 FREE.

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