Blending at Small Colleges: Challenges and Solutions

Ying-Hsiu Liu, Mark Tourtellott


The implementation of blended accelerated learning programs or courses requires a systematic approach, not just the addition of new technologies. Small colleges face challenges when they move toward blended learning because of already-constrained resources. In this article, we will survey issues faced by small colleges in moving to blended learning, document a case on how a small private college (student enrollment less than 3,000) implemented a blended accelerated learning program, and recommendations for small colleges looking to move toward a similar direction.


Small Liberal Arts Colleges, Blended Learning, Accelerated Learning, Adult Education, Institutional Goals, Change Management, For-Profit Universities


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