This proposal represents a combined effort among eight faculty to develop new strategies to engage students through technology in ways that have the potential to transform the way we teach. The individual projects we describe span the three academic divisions of and share the underlying goal of effectively shrinking the distance between students and faculty through new media tools and techniques. Several of the projects here are centered on the idea of a flipped classroom, where content delivery is done through new media venues. Class time is thus freed to employ active learning strategies and collaborative learning techniques. Another overlapping theme is in using video games to engage students outside the class. With the proliferation of different forms of online education, we view this proposal as a pilot project of how a residential liberal arts institution can adopt some techniques of online education to strengthen what is at the core of effective teaching and learning. In addition to investigating these innovative teaching practices for our own benefit, we will also collaborate in our efforts to bring best practices of these new experiences to Wabash classrooms and beyond.