What is Online Learning?
- Online Classes: Classes in which students complete their coursework by way of the Internet. It should be noted that some online instructors require students to participate in on-campus orientation and/or take exams on campus or at an approved testing site.
- Hybrid Classes: Classes in which students complete some class hours by way of the Internet and meet in a classroom setting for the remaining hours.
- Web-Enhanced Classes: Classes in which students meet in a classroom setting during all class hours, but make use of the Internet for communication, out-of-class assignments and learning resources.
The majority of online, hybrid and Web-enhanced courses are offered using the Blackboard 9.1 course management system.
Is an Online or Hybrid Course Right for You?
Answer yes or no to the following statements:
- I have convenient and frequent access to a computer with an Internet connection.
- I am comfortable working with computers.
- I am self-motivated and self-disciplined.
- I manage my time well.
- I am willing to commit 6 to 15 hours each week to an online or hybrid class.
- I can communicate effectively through email, discussion boards and chat rooms.
- I am comfortable with email, word processing and using the Internet.
- I am able to express my thoughts and opinions in writing.
- I can read analytically and critically.
- I do not give up easily and am willing to seek help when necessary.
If you answered "NO" to three or more of these statements, you may want to rethink your decision to enroll in an online course.