Virtually Inspired is an ongoing research project to uncover the best of breed technology-enhanced online courses and programs indicative of the “Online Classroom of the Future.”
We research globally in pursuit of the best practices in online learning, investigating the latest technologies and examining what is trending.
The methodology followed was to examine several discipline areas–from general studies to specialization areas–and look at innovative approaches by institutions that are revolutionizing education. We examined a range of technologies, including adaptive learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, gamification & simulations, holography, learning platforms/tools, robotic telepresence, video, virtual labs, virtual worlds, technologies on the horizon and more.
Examples are from diverse institutions across the world. Each example contains an overview video that links to detailed descriptions, links, photos and video clips.
If you are innovative educators or know of those blazing trails in education we would love to highlight your program. Just let us know.
Our Team: Dr. Susan Aldridge and Marci Powell
About Drexel University
Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a top-ranked, regionally accredited, comprehensive research university, located in the heart of Philadelphia and recognized for its commitment to experiential learning, leading-edge academic technology, and use-inspired research. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of the nation’s 15th largest private universities and was recently ranked 14th on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Most Innovative Schools.”
As an academic center of excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovation, Drexel remains a pioneer in technology-enhanced education for working adults, who want to advance their careers and make a difference in their professional fields. Having launched its first online courses in 1996, this transformative university now offers more than 140 high-quality online degree and certificate programs, using the same accredited curriculum and distinguished faculty as it does on-campus.