“With all the advances in technology in independent study courses, as well as online courses everywhere, we began to have conversations about if there would be a more effective way to help young people in these kinds of situations have a better experience,” said Kelly Haws, an administrator who oversees online seminary. “So we began thinking about ways more students might be able to participate in seminary.”
The online seminary option has been approved as an option for home-study seminary students who have access to the technology needed to do online seminary. As of now, the program is available in English-speaking areas with a plan to implement it in many other languages in the future in phases. It is not available for students who have the option to do released-time or daily seminary.