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Finlandia University introduces new platform for online learning

August 18, 2017

Schoology brings innovative options including mobile app

With the new school year comes a new online platform for Finlandia University. The university is moving its online courses and online resources used in traditional courses, to Schoology, a state-of-the-art learning management system.

“Schoology is going to provide us with many more options in how we deliver course content, such as embedded video communication capabilities,” said Mark Miron, Program Director for Finlandia’s RN-BSN program, which is available 100 percent online for associate degree nurses seeking to advance their careers with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. “In addition, Schoology’s platform is very similar to popular social media platforms, which will make it familiar to most students and encourage higher adoption and engagement rates.”

The move was tested in some classes last academic year, and will be used campus wide for online learning starting this fall. The program is being lauded by professors across campus for its ease of use and cross-platform availability, including native apps on iOS and Android phones.

“The mobile apps open up a lot of possibilities for our students to stay connected,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English. “The use of rich media like audio and video will be easily integrated right into the online classroom. It’s going to be a good system for our faculty and our students.”

To access Schoology, students and faculty can go to schoology.com or click the Schoology icon from any page on Finlandia University’s website. Native apps can also be downloaded via the links below.

About Schoology

Schoology is putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience with an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) that connects the people, content and systems that fuel education. Millions of students, faculty and administrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools and higher education institutions worldwide use Schoology to advance what is possible in education. Find us at schoology.com, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.

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