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Hendrix College, named a top up and coming liberal arts college by US News & World Report for the past five years, seeks to bring high-quality education to its students beyond the boundaries of its Arkansas campus. To spread its liberal arts wings, Hendrix College coordinates with the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), a consortium of 16 distinguished liberal arts colleges, to co-teach between campuses. Instantly, the curriculum and teaching assets blossomed to include more than 3,000 faculty of the combined ACS schools. Hendrix instructors also created their own blended learning experiences, coordinating with universities as far away as China. Discover how Hendrix College’s CIO David J. Hinson created a robust yet cost-efficient technology infrastructure that supports this new blending of traditional and digital liberal arts learning and enriches the academic experience of Hendrix students without ever leaving campus.
Best practices for incorporating a digital liberal arts curriculum, including which comes first, technology or curriculum?
Technical issues to consider, such as bandwidth, bridging, network, and video conferencing platforms
How a cloud-based video conferencing solution can bring flexibility and affordability in blended learning initiatives
Examples of blending learning in action, including American politics and Chinese cross-cultural relations