Davenport University ramps up digital learning experiences with Online+

Offerings include on-demand, livestream, flex, and hybrid formats, in addition to in-person learning.

Davenport University, with campuses throughout the state, has expanded its program delivery options to now include a new digital suite of learning formats to give students the access they need, to the education they want — all on their own time.

The university saw a 200% increase in the number of students taking classes through its Livestream option.  With this growing demand, the university designed Online+ to meet current students’ needs for flexibility and convenience, without sacrificing student engagement or the quality of their education. Davenport has 20 years of experience with online learning, more than any other university in the state, making it uniquely equipped to offer these options.

“We’ve found that 98% of Davenport students now take at least one class online,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, Davenport University president. “Many work full-time, have family responsibilities, or personal commitments that make the traditional, in-person-only classroom setting a challenge. We need to meet today’s students where they are and provide world-class education, in a format that works best for them.”

This fall, Davenport will enhance its program delivery options by offering students the option to pursue degrees in-person and through its new Online+ digital learning experience. Online+ consists of four format options:

  • On-demand – Provides a flexible online learning experience that is available anytime, from anywhere
  • Livestream – Enables you to stream and participate in class wherever life takes you
  • Flex – Empowers you to choose between in-person, on-demand, or livestream classes
  • Blended – Offered in our seven-week courses, offers a combination of in-person learning and on-demand coursework

Students have the flexibility to choose their preferred delivery format when they enroll. The Davenport website now identifies the available formats with icons on each degree listing.

“Over half of DU’s credits are taught in the Online+ modalities,” said Brian Miller, dean of Global Campus and Academic Systems at Davenport University. “And every Online+ course is taught by an instructor who was certified to teach online through our internal preparation program.”


Davenport is offering 32 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, which includes 10 MBA offerings through Online+. In addition, Davenport is offering through Online+ 7 Stackable Certificates, 5 post-bachelor certificates, 17 graduate certificates, and 2 post-graduate certificates.

“The education landscape is continually changing,” said Pappas. “We’ve chosen to be proactive versus reactive in our approach.”

About Davenport University

Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university serving students at campuses across Michigan and online. The university is committed to providing high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience, and more than 60 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers in business, technology, health, and urban education. Learn more at www.davenport.edu.


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