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Virtual campus coming to Trine
Delivery system will provide world access
When Trine University President Earl D. Brooks II issued his challenge, the course was clear: “Provide world access to Trine University’s long tradition of quality education,” he told Trine education leaders. Since its founding in 1884, Trine University has been known for rigorous academic programs, exceptional faculty who bring on-the-job experience from their fields of expertise, and academic experiences that lead to real-world, skill-based knowledge by our graduates. “The new Trine Virtual Campus (TVC) will be no different,” said TVC executive director David Wood.
Although online learning has been available for a number of years at Trine, it has primarily focused upon the adult student in northern Indiana. Now, like other top online initiatives such as Penn State’s World University, Trine will use multiple technologies to make some of its highly regarded graduate and undergraduate education programs available anytime, anywhere through the World Wide Web. The TVC will attract students from around the world and provide convenience for local students with job and athletic commitments.
In the next few months, Trine will roll out a new student and faculty TVC Web site. The Web site will include new resources, support tools, and access to Trine Online, which will be updated to provide students and faculty with extended weekday and weekend help desk support for the new learning management system. In addition, the TVC will offer over 50 new graduate and undergraduate courses. These additions will make it possible for students to complete online degrees such as the associate in business administration, the bachelor of applied management, the bachelor of business administration, and the master of science in criminal justice. Students can focus their studies on healthcare management, accounting, and other areas.
“The TVC will continue Trine’s tradition of providing a rigorous educational experience through the use of a quality standards program,” Wood said. The Quality Matters™ online course design rubric developed by Maryland Online and the U.S. Department of Education has been adapted for use in the TVC. In addition, like Trine’s traditional face-to-face classes, a student-faculty ratio of 15:1 will make one-on-one interaction with instructors a reality in the virtual world as well.
Come be a part of the exciting opportunities at Trine University as we bring high-quality education to northern Indiana and the world through the Trine Virtual Campus.
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