Phone(562) 903-4828
LocationGrove 10

What We Do

The Office of Digital Learning and Program Development oversees the design, development, and implementation of online and hybrid courses at Biola. Additionally it manages the Canvas learning management system (LMS), offers training for faculty and staff in online pedagogy and best practices, and provides technical support for the LMS and online teaching. Digital Learning also assists with media production for online course components, including video recording and audio/visual presentations.

The methods used by Digital Learning are aimed at delivering the highest possible learning outcomes in the digital learning modality, contributing to the vision and mission of the University. Courses are designed to maximize instructor/student and student/peer relationships through effective collaborative instructional tools and methods. Each course endeavors to create a cooperative and interactive experience where students actively engage in the learning process.

Open Hours

Regular Hours
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Monday–Friday)

Summer Hours
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Monday–Thursday)
8 a.m.–12 p.m. (Friday)

Offices are closed on observed holidays.

Department Members

Joseph Rubio
Director of Educational Video & Innovation
Adjunct, Computer Science and Mathematics
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer, Adjunct Professor
Susan Ishii
Chief Educational Technology Officer
James Tedford
Instructional Design Supervisor
Ruth Kinyua
Director, Biola LEARN
Carrie Cleveland
Instructional Designer / Academic Coordinator
Coordinator, Production
Anna Butterfield
Producer, Special Projects
Michael Butterfield
Production Coordinator - Digital Learning and Program Development
An Da
Supervisor, Post Production
Jakie Sarmiento
Video Editor
Anastasia Tie
Instructional Designer 1
Analei Turnbull
Video Editor
Ryan Lucchesi
Instructional Designer II
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