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The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Georgia Institute of Technology to design a set of innovative trials focused on novel problems in delivering at-scale learning horizontally. This chapter provides insight into two specific technological tools that adapt solutions for vertical scaling and how these tools can be scaled across many classes. We explain how Georgia Tech identified strategic needs that emerged from the remote learning environment based on faculty survey findings. We then explore existing solutions that have displayed promise in a vertical scaling context, with a focus on early attempts to scale these solutions across the campus in order to enhance online learning environments. Finally, we discuss how Georgia Tech plans to continue scaling these innovations.


Lee, J. J., Lisle, M., & Courville, T. (2020). Adapting Vertically-Scaled Solutions Across Many Georgia Tech Classes. In Y. Gazi & N. Baker (Eds.), Moving horizontally: The new dimensions of at-scale learning at the time of COVID-19 (pp. 115-130). Georgia Institute of Technology. Retrieved from (Book Chapter)