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KU's Distance Education courses and programs are made up of online courses, as well as hybrid/blended courses that may meet on a more regular basis. Courses where at least 80 percent of the instruction is delivered outside of the classroom is considered to be an online course.
WHAT IS AN ONLINE COURSE?
Commonly referred to as Web-based learning or e-learning, online learning is a form of distance education that uses the public Internet or a private Intranet and a Web browser as the learning vehicle. While many people tend to think of online learning as learning you can complete at your own pace (self-paced learning), there are many synchronous and asynchronous opportunities available, including live/real-time components, chat rooms and discussion boards, video capabilities, and podcasts.
WHAT IS A HYBRID COURSE?
A hybrid course, sometimes referred to as a blended course, combines the capabilities and technologies of distance education with face-to-face classroom time. In a hybrid format, a portion (less than 80%) of the course learning is offered outside of the classroom, resulting in reduced amount of required classroom seat-time and a high level of flexibility for the student.
When registering for a course, it's important to read any special notes that have been posted by the instructor about a course offering. Notes about how frequently a course may meet, and location (if appropriate) is provided in the "notes" section of each course description.
Contact the instructor with any questions, or if accommodations will need to be made about on-campus requirements. Many times, the on-campus requirement can be waived for students truly at a distance.