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Confused About Remote/Online/Virtual Learning?

Jul 22, 2020 12:20:32 PM / by Quinsig Wyvern

We have all been inundated with new terms, phrases and rules of interaction as we quarantine and slowly reintegrate activities we previously may have taken for granted. As we acclimate to our new habits (remembering your mask), we also must look at our new ways of doing things with ever-changing rules often have a learning curve. Until then, we continue to figure it out as we go along. One big change has been higher education and how classes are now being delivered.

Online Remote, Real Time Remote and Hybrid... what's the difference? Online is online, right? Not exactly. You can learn on-demand (like Netflix), attend a live virtual class in real time, or choose a combination of the two. Here's the official definitions of the 3 ways you can learn "online" at QCC.
  1. Online Remote - This instruction is provided by your professor through a web-based learning management system and is not held in real time. Students interact with their faculty and classmates and participate in activities, and complete assignments working on their own time while meeting course due date requirements throughout the semester. It’s important to note that class meetings are not held in real time. Online remote courses are set up with assignments and activities that must be completed by certain due dates. Students will not see days or times when selecting courses.
  2. Real Time Remote - This instruction is provided through a live, virtual class experience for the hours assigned by the faculty. Students will access their class via the internet through a link that will be provided by the instructor. Faculty may reduce some virtual live instruction time to provide students an opportunity to work on class assignments during course time. Students will see all day and time remote meeting times when selecting courses, during which they must be available to participate.
  3. Hybrid - Hybrid classes provide some of the instruction in a remote modality via the internet and some instruction in person, on campus. These courses are for certain clinical, lab or practicum experiences. The number of on campus meetings will vary for each course. Students will see the days and times they need to come to campus when selecting courses, which they must be available to attend.

Did you get all of that?

We understand the learning curve for learning, so we created something for everyone. There is no 'one-size fits all' for your education, your life, your lifestyle, your job, your family or even your commute... or lack of. Hopefully we have covered all the bases to make QCC convenient for anyone who wants to better their life, advance their career and attend college.

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