The Office of Teaching and Learning department at Fuller Theological Seminary utilizes developing technologies and methods to reach students outside the Seminary’s physical campus in Pasadena, California.
In 1995, Fuller Seminary expanded the work begun by the School of World Mission’s In-Service Program to include courses in biblical studies and theology, renaming the program the Individualized Distance Learning (IDL) Program.
For a brief period in 2014-2017, the Office of Distance Learning was organized under the Chief Information Officer as part of a strategy to unite Technology, Distance Learning, and Library services into a single accessible point for students, faculty, and staff. The reorganization changed the department’s name to the Office of Distributed Learning. In 2017, the department was renamed the Office of Teaching and Learning, and reorganized under the Graduate Programs division.