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Embark on a transformative journey with Magellan to take your online programs to the next level.

Begin by reflecting on these pivotal questions:


Are your online student recruitment processes and services world-class?


Are your students consistently experiencing exceptional online courses and persisting term to term?


Does your institution prioritize excellence in online education in a way that distinguishes you in the marketplace?


Does your team have the bandwidth to take your online programs to the next level?

If you answered no to any of the questions above, Magellan is here to help.

Our services are tailored to elevate critical aspects of your online program, driving excellence in online education.

Let’s collaborate for a seamless and top-tier experience.

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What Our
Clients Say

“It is extremely evident to us that the Magellan team has been entrenched in myriad and diverse aspects of online academic operations and course content development for many years. The proof is visible in the academic, operational, technical, and technological project outcomes and deliverables.”

Rev. Dr. Debra Lynn Haggins
School of Religion Founding Dean
Hampton University

“Magellan has consistently demonstrated its proficiency in transforming traditional classroom curricula and content into interactive online modules. Their innovative approach effectively engages adult learners, facilitating a more interactive and dynamic learning experience. By leveraging its instructional design and e-learning technologies expertise, Magellan Learning Solutions has successfully bridged the gap between traditional classroom instruction and online learning.”

Dr. Keith Harkins
Vice President, Academic & Workforce Programs
Southside Virginia Community College

“I am highly impressed with Magellan Learning Solutions, not only for their exceptional team of instructional designers but also for their advice and counsel from a leadership perspective as I have learned a new job in a new location. We intend to retain a consulting relationship with Magellan and use their instructional design teams as needed when we have surges in course development activity because of new programs offered by the SBU Worldwide Campus.”

Ron Miller
Vice President for Online Learning
Southwest Baptist University

About Us

The Magellan Story

Magellan Learning Solutions was founded in May 2017 by Dr. Wayne Patton and Mr. Aaron Traphagen. Our headquarters is located at 828 Main Street, Suite 1800, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Emily Heady joined as the third partner in 2022, bringing a wealth of academic and operational experience to the firm. With over 400 educational professionals in our network, Magellan is a robust boutique online program management firm. Our principals have been working in online education since the early 2000s, dedicated to developing educational and operational solutions for higher education institutions, industry, and other organizations. The Magellan Team is collaborative, innovative, and interested in helping your institution meet its goals.

News & Media

Keep current with our work, The Magellan Podcast, and White Papers.

News & Media

Read the latest news around Magellan Learning Solutions, our current projects and major events, and the work we’re doing with our partners.

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The Magellan Podcast

Magellan partners Wayne Patton, Aaron Traphagen, and Emily Heady discuss current online education trends and topics with special guests.

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Article & Publications

Read our collection of articles, publications, and white papers around the topics of RSI, cognitive load, leadership, managing change, and more.

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