Technology in the Classroom: Positioning Academic Programs for Flexible Delivery Models

Wheaton College has recently taken a four-pronged approach to adding flexibility to its modes of instruction. While we have been in the in-person and distance education business for years, we have only gone online and hybrid/blended recently. While not a mode of instruction, we have made it easier for faculty to “flip” a class as well.

We have switched to a newer, cloud-based LMS, assembled our own lightboard, re-habilitated our production studio, joined and received additional training in Quality Matters, opened up “drop in hours” for instructional design consulting, and have come alongside our faculty to support these new initiatives.

Our graduate school is expanding its low-residency options and we are positioning ourselves to support them globally through instructional design, high-quality video production and streaming, and LMS support.

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Steven Park, John Rorvik

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