By: Jennifer Gasiorek—
Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie-Henry County is excited to be offering several learning modalities for the fall semester. In the midst of fluid scheduling during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivy Tech is prepared to offer options for students who would like to pursue a workforce certificate, credential or an associate degree in-person, online, virtual or a combination of the three.
In-person traditional courses will begin August 24, 2020. Students will have instructors and lab time face-to-face in a classroom. Online and virtual courses will be available for those who feel more comfortable with learning from home.
Ivy Tech’s new Learn Anywhere course delivery option will allow students flexibility. Week-to-week students will choose if they attend class face-to-face, virtual or online as their personal circumstances change. The options may vary based on their program of study. This model is designed with working parents in mind.
“Learn Anywhere is truly our most flexible course delivery method. This came from our work on the Single Mom’s Initiative but is able to help all of our students. The ability to choose how you attend class each week allows students to control their education and not fall behind or have to quit because of life changes- like kids being home from school due to a pandemic,” said Dr. Mia D. Johnson, interim Chancellor for the Anderson Ivy Tech campus.
“A core principle of the adult learning theory is that learners must be actively involved in the process so that they’re empowered and motivated. The Learn Anywhere model meets this need by allowing our students to control their learning environment, review and adjust as needed to maintain the motivation necessary for completing their courses and making positive strides towards their academic goals,” said Emery Peck, interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The fall semester will begin August 24, 2020. When students come to campus they will find the buildings and classrooms rearranged to encourage social distancing, protocols to ensure spaces are deep cleaned regularly, and a face covering policy for faculty, staff, students, and visitors that complies with the CDC and State of Indiana recommendations. Students will be provided with a high-quality, washable mask to keep, as wearing a mask is required in public spaces.
“By providing traditional, online, virtual and learn anywhere modalities, we are confident that we can provide high-quality academic, student life, and career development experiences while maintaining safety for all of our students, faculty and staff,” said Chancellor Jeffrey D. Scott.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.