Tyndale Students Access Expanded Variety of Online CoursesThrough an expanded distance education program, seminary students may now take one year of academic courses online toward a master's degree.
Tyndale has increased its capacity to realize its mission, worldwide. Through ToDo, the Tyndale Online distributed learning initiative, students at home and abroad will be able to access both university and seminary courses at their convenience, outside of the traditional classroom setting. Great care has been taken to ensure that the quality of the online courses is as rich, engaging and rewarding as the in-class courses.
Among the new university courses, Dr. Scott Veenvliet will host Personality and Psychology; Dr. Paul Wong will offer Introduction to Positive Psychology as well as Positive Psychology and Meaning. Other courses for the university include literature and composition, physical geography, and business information technology.
Through Tyndale's expanded distance education program, seminary students may now take up to one year of academic courses online towards the Master of Theological Studies and the Master of Divinity degrees. ToDO is based upon learner-centred, active learning. It is administered by the Office of Open Learning. ToDO will include a new virtual community forum for the Department of Education. In addition, on-ground faculty will be supported in the use of technology within the classroom.
Dr. Lawrence Hopperton is the new Director of the Office of Open Learning. This office assists in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of technology-assisted learning. It provides technical and educational support to distance learners and course instructors, and ensures best practices in online education. Hopperton earned a PhD in online learning and instructional design from the University of Toronto and has developed over 1000 hours of online learning for academic, corporate, and NGO organizations internationally.
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Originally published in Connection, Summer 2008.
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