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.

We develop educational and operational solutions for higher education institutions, industry, and other organizations.

These include but are not limited to:

Curriculum Services

  • New program design & development
  • Course redevelopment
  • Course transitions: LMS to LMS
  • Course transitions: Residential to Online
  • Creative media: Curriculum
  • LMS course template
  • Program & course
  • Review/Assessment
  • Quality assurance: Curriculum
  • Help support services
  • Course development app

Academic Operational and Infrastructure Solutions, Including:

  • Assessment of current online operations
  • Organizational structure
  • Strategic and budget planning
  • Policies and procedure development
  • Assessment and accountability measures
  • Technology support

Enrollment and Marketing

  • Student lead generation
  • Call center services
  • Concierge student services
  • Microsites and landing pages
  • Student application and processing

Market research and ROI metrics

  • Research competitor data for relevant academic programs
  • Research job opportunities related to possible academic programs, both in the current market and moving forward
  • Research costs of competitor offerings

Training and Professional Development

  • Online Faculty Training Course
  • Instructional Design Training Course
  • RSI Workshop
  • DEI Workshop
  • Custom workshops & training

Media Production

  • Video content 
  • Advertising commercials 
  • Podcast production 
  • Graphics 
  • Infographics  
  • Images 

Magellan Services

The 5 primary services Magellan Learning Solutions offers clients. Click a service box to learn more.

Enrollment & Marketing

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Curriculum Services

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Academic Operations Services

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Training & Professional Development

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Custom Solutions

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