Online, but not out of touch.
Lipscomb’s approach to online learning intentionally avoids turning your computer classroom into a virtual robot lab! You will participate and interact as you would in a traditional class, just through a slightly different time matrix. You will still be taught by an accomplished faculty member who will engage you directly at different points in your learning. In fact, depending on the course, your online instructor will likely be an individual with a master’s or Ph.D. in your subject matter area. We do not use graduate assistants as instructors in the traditional classroom or online. Period.
Monitored for quality.
The university is so intent that its online courses deliver the same excellent instruction experience as in our traditional classroom setting that we monitor our online classes to ensure that instructors are topnotch not only in their subject matter expertise but in their ability to deliver it in the online environment.
Choices. Choices. Choices.
There are typically more than 100 online classes offered each term, so you can likely find what you need , when you need it. Art, Bible, biology, business, education, management psychology…and about a dozen more areas of study at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Leading, dependable technology.
An online course is not very useful if you have difficulty accessing it, get frustrated as you try to use online tools, or become so bored and disenchanted by a lack of virtual learning excitement and challenge that it makes it tough to stick with it.
No worries here. Lipscomb uses Blackboard as its core learning management system which means your connectivity is near 100%, you have a choice in devices you use to access your course, you get tools to manage your assignments, study time and resources online, and, when combined with the strength of the Tegrity lecture capture solution and advantages of the Adobe Connect virtual meeting space, you’ll be about as close to the actual classroom learning environment as you can without walking through the door.