Office of e-Learning

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Mission Statement

The Office of e-Learning is committed to providing training and resources to guide faculty in the development of high-quality online and web-enhanced courses. Through individual course consultation and group training and events, the Office of e-Learning serves as a guidepost for applied online pedagogy, as well as an information hub for the latest in instructional technology. We stand as a resource for faculty at any level of experience and at any stage in course development - let us know how we can support you!

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Terms and Definitions

Fully Online Courses - Typically have no on-campus meetings, and may be taken from remote locations. These courses are identified in the Instructional Method field of SeaNet as Internet or web-based.

  • Asynchronous Course - Instructional materials are made available on the internet and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. No time dependent meetings required.
  • Synchronous Course - Virtual time dependent class meetings are required. course materials may be available on the internet and be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Blended Courses - (also called hybrid courses) have an on-campus component, but meet for fewer hours face-to-face. A significant portion (at least 1/3) of the instruction and assessment in a blended course occurs online. These courses are identified in the Instructional Method field of SeaNet as Web-based w/ class meetings. Blended courses may also have a synchronous component which requires students to be online at specified dates and times.