Accommodate your busy schedule by utilizing online courses. In most cases, online classes are completely online, which means students do not need to come to campus. Instead, we've designed an online environment which allows our faculty members to interact with students through the use of an internet browser. Students submit regular assignments including homework, projects and papers, through a web interface. Most courses also integrate secure online exams.
Online courses provide access to education through the use of a course management system which supports regular and substantive interaction between the instructor and students. Online courses allow students to learn at home, at work or on campus by combining e-mail, textbook and online course material with voice mail support. Some online courses are supplemented by a course information packet, study guide, and/or textbook that is available either in hard copy or online.
Assignments are usually submitted online, but in some cases may be delivered, faxed, or mailed to the instructor’s office. Some online courses require on-campus or proctored exams and/or labs. The instructors are available online, by telephone, or in person during office hours to assist students. Online courses must be completed during the semester in which the student is registered to attend the course.
Blended courses allow students to participate in both face-to-face classroom instruction and supplemental instruction from a distance, often using 2-way audio, 2-way video conferencing equipment. In blended courses, students are expected to alternately attend regularly scheduled class or lab periods on campus and work independently from a distance. Supplemental course work may consist of video, online, podcast, webcast or self-directed instruction. Specific information regarding the supplemental course instruction is given to students during the scheduled class period. Blended courses must be completed during the term in which the student is registered to attend the course. The online course management system will support regular and substantive communication with the instructor and fellow students. On-site or proctored exams are required.
Telecourse allows students to learn in their own homes, at work or on campus via instructional media. The video materials are supplemented by a textbook, study guide, and online support materials. Telecourse assignments may be dropped off, emailed, faxed, or mailed to the instructor's office. Some tele-courses require on-campus labs and proctored examinations – either on campus or at a pre-approved proctoring site. Generally, a complete set of media materials for the course is available at the beginning of each term from the Center for Distance Education and is not due back until finals week. The instructors are available by email, telephone, and during office hours on campus to assist students. Telecourses must be completed in the term in which the course is registered and are designated as Section 970. 971, 972 in the class schedule. Instructors may use ANGEL Learning System to support delivery of materials, collaborate and communicate.
Courses can be accessed through the Media Take-Home Program by checking out media from the Media Checkout desk located in Tech lab Room 132. Bring your official white registration slip and a picture ID to pick up your media. If you live outside a 60 mile radius of Lima, then arrangements can be made to have media mailed to you. Please contact the Chair of Distance Education, 419-995-8870, email@example.com if you need to have media mailed to you.
All media checked out MUST be returned on or before the scheduled due date – Wednesday of Finals Week -- or a non-return fee of $10 per item will be added to your fees and a hold placed on registration and grades. Media can be returned by drop off in the Center for Distance Education or mailed to Gloria Powell, 4240 Campus Dr., Lima, Ohio, 45804