The internet is the ultimate learning environment. Online courses merge the internet's dynamic, non-linear access to resources and learning content with the convenience and flexibility your demanding schedule requires. The College of Continuing Education is committed to online learning, offering a variety of web-based and web-enhanced courses. Our online courses provide you with the practical information you need to grow professionally and offer you full control over your learning environment and schedule.
We approach the creation of our courses with a team of dedicated educators, curriculum designers and web mulitmedia experts who collaborate to guarantee a quality learning experience. Our delivery platforms are state-of-the-art and range from live instructor-led classrooms with real time instructor and peer feedback, to asynchronous interactive courses utilizing the latest in web, flash and e-learning methodologies.Use the links at right to explore our online learning courses, platforms, resources and guides.
For more information about e-learning opportunites with the College of Continuing Education, please email Andrea Shea at email@example.com.
Also referred to as distance education, online learning is based on courses offered online that do not require the student to be on campus for class participation. Students can work with course materials at their own convenience, at their own location.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, online learning is defined as "the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction. [It] encompasses all technologies and supports the pursuit of lifelong learning for all."
Contrary to popular belief, online courses are not easier than traditional classroom courses. They require discipline, motivation and a firm grasp of time management. Read through the characteristics of online learning listed below and take our Self-Assessment Survey to determine whether online learning is right for you.
The College of Continuing Education offers online classes in synchronous, asynchronous and blended modes utilizing the latest e-learning and meeting technologies. Our primary e-classroom platforms are WebCT 6 and Macromedia Breeze 5. Both are easily navigated and accessible with standard software, hardware and bandwidth.
Three to five days prior to the start of your course, you will receive a course notification email. This email contains your user name and password information, the platform in which your course will be hosted, and links to platform resources.
It is vital to the success of your learning experience that you familiarize yourself with the platform documentation prior to the first day of class. Here are some links to get you started.