Faculty Resources

Article 42 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement governs the Distance Education procedures and approval processes outlined in the course development framework. Courses where at least 80 percent of the instruction is delivered via distance education technologies (i.e., synchronous and asynchronous lectures; presentations or assignments) are taught by distance education faculty approved to teach online.

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.

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.

To learn more about teaching online, visit the links below, consult an instructional designer, or contact your department chair.

Building an Online Course

Supporting an Online Course